[ pis-uh-lahyt, piz-, pahy-suh- ]
/ ˈpɪs əˌlaɪt, ˈpɪz-, ˈpaɪ sə- /
limestone composed of rounded concretions about the size of a pea.
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OTHER WORDS FROM pisolitepis·o·lit·ic [pis-uh-lit-ik, piz-, pahy-suh-], /ˌpɪs əˈlɪt ɪk, ˌpɪz-, ˌpaɪ sə-/, adjective
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The thermal springs of Carlsbad deposit spherical concretions of aragonite, forming masses known as pisolite or Sprudelstein.
British Dictionary definitions for pisolite
/ (ˈpaɪsəʊˌlaɪt) /
a sedimentary rock, commonly a limestone, consisting of pea-sized concentric formations (pisoliths) within a fine matrix
Derived forms of pisolitepisolitic (ˌpaɪsəʊˈlɪtɪk), adjective
Word Origin for pisolite
C18: from New Latin pisolithus pea stone, from Greek pisos pea + lithos -lite
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