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  • n. dolomite

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A common name of dolomite; -- so called because it contains magnesia, the soluble salts of which are bitter. See dolomite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Rhomb-spar, a mineral crystallizing in rhombohedrons. It is the same as dolomite, or carbonate of calcium and magnesium.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a light colored mineral consisting of calcium magnesium carbonate; a source of magnesium; used as a ceramic and as fertilizer


So called because it contains magnesia, which has bitter soluble salts. (Wiktionary)


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