[pis-uh-lahyt, piz-, pahy-suh-]
- limestone composed of rounded concretions about the size of a pea.
Origin of pisolite
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The thermal springs of Carlsbad deposit spherical concretions of aragonite, forming masses known as pisolite or Sprudelstein.
- a sedimentary rock, commonly a limestone, consisting of pea-sized concentric formations (pisoliths) within a fine matrix
C18: from New Latin pisolithus pea stone, from Greek pisos pea + lithos -lite