Definition of dolostone in English:


Syllabification: do·lo·stone
Pronunciation: /ˈdäləˌstōn, ˈdō-


Rock consisting of dolomite.
More example sentences
  • For petroleum engineering, this development is the most important aspect, especially when comparing limestone with dolostone sequences.
  • The entire north area consists of Quaternary sediments, while the surrounding uplands are dolostone, limestone, and sandstone of upper Silurian to lower Devonian origin, plus associated till.
  • The canyon system cuts down through marine sandstone, siltstone and dolostone.


mid 20th century: from dolomite + stone.

Definition of dolostone in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day demoralize
Pronunciation: dɪˈmɒrəlʌɪz
cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope