Definitions of limestone

  1. a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A rock consisting chiefly of calcium carbonate or carbonate of lime. It sometimes contains also magnesium carbonate, and is then called magnesian or dolomitic limestone. Crystalline limestone is called marble. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Carbonic acid calcium salt (CaCO3). An odorless, tasteless powder or crystal that occurs in nature. It is used therapeutically as a phosphate buffer in hemodialysis patients and as a calcium supplement. Medical Dictionary DB
  4. A rock containing carbonate of lime. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Stone from which lime is procured by burning. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Stone from which lime is obtained by calcination. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A rock composed of calcium carbonate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Stone of carbonate of lime. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. The familiar as well as technical term for all rocks and rock-masses that are mainly composed of carbonate of lime; bird-lime-see bird. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. The mineral, calcium carbonate, CaCO3, widely distributed in nature. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  11. A general term, = all rocks of which the base is carbonate of lime, i.e. lime + carbonic acid. (1) Mostly constituted of the organic calcareous shells and structures of molluscs, crinoids, corals, etc. (2) In some cases, of chemically deposited carbonate lime; as travertine. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  12. n. A kind of stone consisting largely or chiefly of carbonate of lime, from which lime is obtained. Cabinet Dictionary

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