greensand

[green-sand]
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noun

a sandstone containing much glauconite, which gives it a greenish hue.

Origin of greensand

First recorded in 1790–1800; green + sand
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greensand

noun

an olive-green sandstone consisting mainly of quartz and glauconite
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