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lime·stone

 (līm′stōn′)
n.
A common sedimentary rock consisting mostly of calcium carbonate, CaCO3, used as a building stone and in the manufacture of lime, carbon dioxide, and cement.

limestone

(ˈlaɪmˌstəʊn)
n
(Minerals) a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium carbonate, deposited as the calcareous remains of marine animals or chemically precipitated from the sea: used as a building stone and in the manufacture of cement, lime, etc

lime•stone

(ˈlaɪmˌstoʊn)

n.
a sedimentary rock consisting predominantly of calcium carbonate, varieties of which are formed from the skeletons of marine microorganisms and coral: used as a building stone and in the manufacture of lime.
[1515–25]

lime·stone

(līm′stōn′)
A sedimentary rock consisting primarily of calcium carbonate, often in the form of the mineral calcite. Limestones can occur in many colors but are usually white, gray, or black. They often contain fossil shells and other marine organisms. See Table at rock.

limestone

Sedimentary rock composed mainly of calcium carbonate.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.limestone - a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animalslimestone - a sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals
atomic number 20, Ca, calcium - a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
atomic number 6, carbon, C - an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
rock, stone - material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
sedimentary rock - rock formed from consolidated clay sediments
calcite - a common mineral consisting of crystallized calcium carbonate; a major constituent of limestone
rottenstone, tripoli - a weathered and decomposed siliceous limestone; in powdered form it is used in polishing
Translations
حَجَرُ الْـجِيْرِحَجَر كِلْسي
vápenec
kalksten
kalkkikivi
vapnenac
mészkő
kalksteinn
石灰岩
석회석
calcar
vápenec
apnenec
kalksten
หินปูน
đá vôi

limestone

[ˈlaɪmstəʊn] N(piedra f) caliza f

limestone

[ˈlaɪmstəʊn]
n (= rock) → calcaire m
modif [cliff, hill] → calcaire; [cave] → calcaire
high limestone cliffs → de hautes falaises calcaires limestone pavementlimestone pavement nplateau m calcaire

limestone

nKalkstein m

limestone

[ˈlaɪmˌstəʊn] n (Geol) → calcare m, pietra calcarea

lime1

(laim) noun
the white substance left after heating limestone, used in making cement.
ˈlimestone noun
a kind of rock.
ˈlimelight: in the limelight
attracting the public's attention.

limestone

حَجَرُ الْـجِيْرِ vápenec kalksten Kalkstein ασβεστόλιθος caliza kalkkikivi calcaire vapnenac calcare 石灰岩 석회석 kalksteen kalkstein wapień calcário известняк kalksten หินปูน kireç taşı đá vôi 石灰石
References in classic literature ?
Immense accumulations of bird-guano gave the sides of Mount Mendif the appearance of calcareous rocks, and there was enough of the deposit there to manure all the lands in the United Kingdom.
formations in ireland are mostly associated with lowland dry calcareous and neutral grassland, exposed calcareous rock, dry siliceous heath, exposed siliceous rock and dry calcareous heath.
The bluff is calcareous rock, and a sandy and argillaceous marl, with comparatively pure limestone.
The soils of the Apodi Plateau are classified as Haplic Cambisols (EMBRAPA, 1999) and have, as the parent material, residues of the decomposition of calcareous rock and the calciferous sandstone from the Jandaira Formation.
All of the collections cited below are from calcareous rock.
The formation of these soils from, for example, calcareous rock involves the following phases.
It seems more than probably' he continued, 'that the supremacy of Mount Everest itself, since we now know it to be in greater part of soluble calcareous rocks, must be largely due to vertical uplift in the past that may be continuing at the present time.
For example Acarospora sinopica requires rocks that are rich with metals such as iron (Fletcher et al, 2009) and many species that are only known to occur on calcareous rocks [i.
Calcareous rocks (marbles, metacarbonates and calc-silicate rocks) represent only a relatively small fraction of the crust but their metamorphism is important because it can reveal significant information about the composition of the metamorphic fluid phase as well as P-T conditions (Spear, 1993).
Calcareous soils have high levels of calcium and magnesium carbonates formed largely by the weathering of calcareous rocks and fossil shell beds.
While the vegetation of bryophytes, lichens and macroalgae is reasonably well known, the vegetation of microalgae has been studied rarely: MARGALEF (1944) studied the vegetation of freshwater algae in spanish mountains, GOLUBIC (1967) investigated the vegetation of aerophytic microalgae on calcareous rocks, TAUSCHER (1998) presented a synopsis for benthic and planctonic freshwater algal vegetation of the lowlands, and KHAYBULLINA & al.