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greensand

[green-sand] /ˈgrinˌsænd/
noun
1.
a sandstone containing much glauconite, which gives it a greenish hue.
Origin of greensand
1790-1800
First recorded in 1790-1800; green + sand
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greensand

/ˈɡriːnˌsænd/
noun
1.
an olive-green sandstone consisting mainly of quartz and glauconite
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