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oil sand

n. often oil sands
A stratum of sand or sandstone containing petroleum.
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oil sand

n
(Geological Science) a sandstone impregnated with hydrocarbons, esp such deposits in Alberta, Canada
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Oil sand

A somewhat porous rock formation (usually sandstone) containing oil.
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