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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fossil of the genus Limnæa or some similar shell. Also lymnite.
  • n. Yellow ocher or brown iron ore, containing more water than limonite. It consists of oxid of iron 74.8 and water 25.2.


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  • "A fossil species of the genus Limnæa" (Limnaea). (OED) Pond snails.

    September 5, 2008