marlstone

[ mahrl-stohn ]
/ ˈmɑrlˌstoʊn /

noun

an indurated marl.

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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Also called marl·ite [mahr-lahyt]. /ˈmɑr laɪt/.

Origin of marlstone

First recorded in 1830–40; marl1 + stone
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