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  • noun Limestone containing a large percentage of iron carbonate, and hence turning brown on exposure.

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  • noun mineralogy Limestone containing a large percentage of iron carbonate, and hence turning brown on exposure.

Etymologies

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ferro- +‎ calcite

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