Definition of cornbrash in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːnbraʃ/


[mass noun] Geology
An earthy fossiliferous limestone occurring widely in England in a thin formation of Jurassic age.
Example sentences
  • In the sandy bed of the spring can be found tiny fossils shaped like stars, which are constantly being freed from the fossil-bearing cornbrash below by the action of the spring water, which then carries them up to the surface.
  • Cornbrash is a variety of limestone underlying the local gravels already extracted.
  • This is the most complete section of exposed Cornbrash along the Dorset coast.


Early 19th century: from corn1 + brash2.

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