from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sand or sediment having a dark greenish color caused by the presence of glauconite.
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- n. A greenish sandstone containing glauconite
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. molding sand used for a mold while slightly damp, and not dried before the cast is made.
- n. A variety of sandstone, usually imperfectly consolidated, consisting largely of glauconite, a silicate of iron and potash of a green color, mixed with sand and a trace of phosphate of lime.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A sandstone containing grains of glauconite, which impart to it a greenish hue.
- n. In geological classification, one of certain subdivisions of the Cretaceous system.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an olive-green sandstone containing glauconite
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Another soil enhancer we use at Arrows is called greensand, which is a mineral additive that provides potassium tomatoes and peppers are heavy potassium feeders and improves drainage.
Westbury, there is good iron-ore in the greensand, which is being smelted now, as it used to be in the Weald of Surrey and Kent ages since.
These developed in old deposits of greenish clay containing greensand.
They had reached the edge of a memorial garden, and An'desha paused long enough to take some of the greensand in season, flowers-that were always left there for visitors to place upon graves.
That it is by them is shown by the stone used, which is greensand and not the Caen stone of later-Norman workmen, and by differences in working.
Other natural rock sources like Jersey greensand have long been used in the eastern United States on some unusual potassium-deficient soils.
It has since been given to phosphatic concretions found chiefly in the greensand in Suffolk and
The variety of their strata make the cliffs interesting to geologists, for here are found layers of different kinds of chalk, limestone, greensand, marls, chert, and interspersed lines of flints.
There are, however, many beds of marl, greensand, gypsum, limestone, saline and vegetable deposits available for the improvement of farming lands, in the Union.
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
Reference may first be made to the so-called coprolites or phosphatic nodules which have been found in great abundance in the greensand formation, in the crag of the eastern counties, and in the chalk formation of the southern counties.
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