Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The local name in parts of the Italian Alps of a limestone of various colors, and of different geological ages. The typical scaglia is a reddish argillaceous limestone with a decidedly conchoidal fracture. This rock is of Jurassic age; but there is an upper scaglia which is of the age of the Upper Cretaceous.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A reddish variety of limestone.
- Italian scaglia ("a scale, a shell, a ship of marble"). (Wiktionary)
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