Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A pseudomorphous tufa-like deposit of calcium carbonate, crystalline in form.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Min.) A calcareous tufa, in part crystalline, occurring on a large scale as a shore deposit about the Quaternary lake basins of Nevada.

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  • noun mineralogy A calcareous tufa, partly crystalline, occurring on a large scale as a shore deposit about the Quaternary lake basins of Nevada.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek for "shore" + -lite.

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