- a limestone composed of minute rounded concretions resembling fish roe, in some places altered to ironstone by replacement with iron oxide.
Origin of oolite
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The flora of the Oolite was peculiarly a flora of intermediate forms.The Testimony of the Rocks
This is an excellent variety of oolite of light cream color.The House of the Lord
James E. Talmage
It commences in the oolite, and terminates in the next formation.Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation
The Plaine, resting on oolite limestone, is treeless but fertile.
These were shown to be as old at least as the oolite and lias.A Manual of Elementary Geology
- any sedimentary rock, esp limestone, consisting of tiny spherical concentric grains within a fine matrix
Word Origin for oolite
- A sedimentary rock consisting of ooliths that are cemented together by calcium carbonate.