Definition of limestone in English:

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limestone

Pronunciation: /ˈlīmˌstōn/

noun

A hard sedimentary rock, composed mainly of calcium carbonate or dolomite, used as building material and in the making of cement.
Example sentences
  • In Jamaica, extensive bauxite deposits are found overlying limestone and dolomite.
  • Sporadic outcrops of ophiolite lithologies are surrounded by shale and limestone.
  • The unit consists of limestone or calcareous mudstone and was deposited in a fully marine environment.

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Syllabification: lime·stone

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