Definition of limestone in English:


Line breaks: lime|stone
Pronunciation: /ˈlʌɪmstəʊn


[mass noun]
  • A hard sedimentary rock, composed mainly of calcium carbonate or dolomite, used as building material and in the making of cement.
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    • 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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