Origin of oolite
Examples from the Web for oolite
The flora of the Oolite was peculiarly a flora of intermediate forms.The Testimony of the Rocks|Hugh Miller
And the first known bird only makes its appearance in the oolite, about half-way through that latest period.The Evolutionist at Large|Grant Allen
Roggenstein, rog′en-stīn, n. a kind of oolite in which the grains are cemented by argillaceous matter.
The Jurassic period is sub-divided into two sub-periods: those of the Lias and the Oolite.The World Before the Deluge|Louis Figuier
That part of the cliffs which consist of lias, the oolite series, and chalk, decays slowly.Principles of Geology|Charles Lyell
Word Origin for oolite
"rock consisting of fine grains of carbonate of lime," 1785, from Modern Latin oolites, from oo-, comb. form of Greek oon "egg" (cognate with Old English æg, see egg (n.)) + lithos "stone" (see litho-). So called because the rock resembles the roe of fish.