Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Made up of, or containing oolites
  • adj. Of a prehistoric era; Jurassic.
  • n. An oolite.
  • n. A prehistoric era; the Jurassic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to oölite; composed of, or resembling, oölite.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to oölite; composed of oölite; resembling oölite.

Etymologies

oolite +‎ -ic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • All those breasts and bellies, half human, half beast, have their origin in the most ancient of fertility sculptures, the little oolitic limestone Michelin figure of around 24,000 years BC, the so called Willendorf Venus.

    Louise Bourgeois obituary

  • The Burgundy soil is mainly based on oolitic limestone, upon which both the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes flourish.

    Wine Blogging Wednesday #48: Back to Our Roots

  • The Anglian Tower is built of blocks of oolitic limestone.

    Kings of Lindsey

  • The tower is constructed of roughly cut and shaped blocks of oolitic limestone Ottaway 2004, p.142.

    Kings of Lindsey

  • Magnesian limestone is a higher quality building stone than oolitic limestone because it can be cut in any direction and to any size and shape, and is the limestone used to make the facing blocks for the surviving stretches of Roman fortress wall.

    Kings of Lindsey

  • The area is underlain by extensive Pleistocene limestones with oolitic and bryozoan facies, overlaid by variable thicknesses of marl and peat, a thin porous crust which filters the surface water percolating to the aquifer.

    Everglades National Park, United States

  • Formiferal or oolitic limestone underlies the remaining islands in the outer belt or arc of islands including Guadeloupe's offshore islands of Marie Galante and Desirade, Antigua, Barbuda, St. Barthelemy, St. Martin, and Anguilla.

    Leeward Islands dry forests

  • Formiferal or oolitic limestone underlies the remaining islands in the outer belt or arc of islands including Guadeloupe's offshore islands of Marie Galante and Desirade, Antigua, Barbuda, St. Barthelemy, St Martin, and Anguilla.

    Leeward Islands moist forests

  • It is a gently rolling rock ridge of oolitic limestone that once supported more extensive southern slash pine forests and islands of tropical hardwood hammocks.

    Ecoregions of Florida (EPA)

  • Carved from oolitic limestone, she is a round woman, standing with her arms resting on her breasts and belly, her bowed head hiding her face but showing off elaborate hair.

    More on the Venus of Willendorf

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