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
British Dictionary definitions for oolite
Word Origin for oolite
Word Origin and History 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.