peagrit
Pisolite Pi"so*lite, n. [Gr. ? a pea + -lite: cf. F. pisolithe.] (Min.) A variety of calcite, or calcium carbonate, consisting of aggregated globular concretions about the size of a pea; -- called also {peastone}, {peagrit}. [1913 Webster]

Note: O["o]lite is similar in structure, but the concretions are as small as the roe of a fish. [1913 Webster]


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  • Peagrit — Pea grit , n. (Min.) A coarse pisolitic limestone. See {Pisolite}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • peastone — Pisolite Pi so*lite, n. [Gr. ? a pea + lite: cf. F. pisolithe.] (Min.) A variety of calcite, or calcium carbonate, consisting of aggregated globular concretions about the size of a pea; called also {peastone}, {peagrit}. [1913 Webster] Note: O[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pisolite — Pi so*lite, n. [Gr. ? a pea + lite: cf. F. pisolithe.] (Min.) A variety of calcite, or calcium carbonate, consisting of aggregated globular concretions about the size of a pea; called also {peastone}, {peagrit}. [1913 Webster] Note: O[ o]lite is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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