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 (trăv′ər-tēn′, -tĭn)
1. A light-colored porous calcite, CaCO3, deposited from solution in ground or surface waters and forming, among other deposits, stalactites and stalagmites.
2. A compact calcium carbonate used as a facing material in construction.

[French, from Italian travertino, alteration of tivertino, from Latin (lapis) tīburtīnus, (stone) of Tibur (Tivoli), an ancient city of central Italy.]


(ˈtrævətɪn) or


(Minerals) a porous rock consisting of calcium carbonate, used for building. Also called: calc-sinter
[C18: from Italian travertino (influenced by tra- trans-), from Latin lapis Tīburtīnus Tiburtine stone, from Tīburs the district around Tibur (now Tivoli)]


(ˈtræv ərˌtin, -tɪn)

a form of limestone deposited by springs, esp. hot springs, used in Italy for building.
[1545–55; < Italian travertino, early also trevertino, (marmo) tibertino < Latin Tīburtīnus=Tīburt-, s. of Tīburs Tibur (see Tivoli) + -īnus -ine1]


Calcium carbonate deposited by water, as in stalactites.
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The apartment's high-quality kitchen includes an integrated stainless steel oven and hob and superb Travertine marble flooring.
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Its entrance foyer will feature a high vaulted ceiling and a floor of rich marble and inlaid travertine mosaic.
It is fed continuously by sizzling Travertine Spring, and is maintained at an exquisite 82 degrees.
Drawing upon the same design vocabulary and palette of materials being used in Lincoln Center's inaugural West 65th Street Project--glass, travertine, new landscape features, and integrated information technologies for enhancing the visitor experience--The Promenade Project, unanimously approved by all 12 resident organizations in March, is designed to further unite Lincoln Center with the surrounding cityscape.