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greensand

Syllabification: green·sand
Pronunciation: /ˈɡrēnsand
 
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Definition of greensand in English:

noun

Geology
A greenish kind of sandstone, often loosely consolidated.
Example sentences
  • The sample was taken from a thin limestone lens with phosphatic oolites within the phosphatic greensand.
  • Use additions of mineral-rich materials such as rock phosphate or greensand to tailor the nutrients in your compost to match the needs of your soil and plants.
  • They lie on a fault line created by a seam of greensand, which runs for 200 miles from Lyme Regis to the Wash, taking in the edge of the Bowood Estate.

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