Definición de greywacke en inglés:

greywacke

Saltos de línea: grey|wacke
Pronunciación: /ˈɡreɪwakə
 
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(US graywacke)

sustantivo

[mass noun] Geology
A dark coarse-grained sandstone containing more than 15 per cent clay: a 120-foot pyramid of battered greywacke a quarter mile offshore [count noun]: the shales and greywackes of the Skiddaw Group
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The Southern Highland Group, consisting of greywacke, shale, limestone and volcanic rock, forms the top of the Dalradian succession.
  • The rocks typically comprise a monotonous sequence of greywackes, reddish-weathering arkosic sandstones, shales and subordinate conglomerates.
  • Higher vapour pressures would be generated in sediments of low permeability, such as mudstones, which would account for sills being more commonly found in shale and greywacke.

Origen

late 18th century (as grauwacke): from German Grauwacke, from grau 'grey' + wacke. The anglicized form dates from the early 19th century.

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