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Webster 1913 Edition


dolomite

dol′o-mite

(dŏl′ō̍-mīt)
,
Noun.
[After the French geologist
Dolomieu
.]
(Geol. & Min.)
A mineral consisting of the carbonate of lime and magnesia in varying proportions. It occurs in distinct crystals, and in extensive beds as a compact limestone, often crystalline granular, either white or clouded. It includes much of the common white marble. Also called
bitter spar
.

Webster 1828 Edition


Dolomite

DOLOMITE

,
Noun.
A variety of magnesian carbonate of lime, so called from the French geologist Dolomieu. Its structure is granular.

Definition 2022


Dolomite

Dolomite

See also: dolomite

English

Adjective

Dolomite (not comparable)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Dolomites

German

Noun

Dolomite m

  1. plural of Dolomit

dolomite

dolomite

See also: Dolomite

English

Dolomite

Noun

dolomite (countable and uncountable, plural dolomites)

  1. (mineralogy) A saline evaporite consisting of a mixed calcium and magnesium carbonate, with the chemical formula CaMg(CO3)2; it also exists as the rock dolostone.

Synonyms

  • magnesian limestone

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References

  1. Gardien, Guy (2002). "Introduction". Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu (in French). Editions Publibook. p. 9. ISBN 978-2-74831238-6.
  2. Richard V. Gaines, H. Catherine W. Skinner, Eugene E. Foord, Brian Mason, and Abraham Rosenzweig: Dana's new mineralogy, John Wiley & Sons, 1997

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dɔ.lɔ.mit/

Noun

dolomite f (plural dolomites)

  1. dolomite

Italian

Noun

dolomite f (plural dolomiti)

  1. (mineralogy) dolomite

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