Peperino
Peperine Pep"e*rine, Peperino Pep`e*ri"no, n. [It. peperino, L. piper pepper. So called on account of its color.] (Geol.) A volcanic rock, formed by the cementing together of sand, scoria, cinders, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • Peperino — is an Italian name applied to a brown or grey volcanic tuff, containing fragments of basalt and limestone, with disseminated crystals of augite, mica, magnetite, leucite, and other similar minerals. The typical peperino occurs in the Alban Hills …   Wikipedia

  • Peperīno — (Piperino, Piperno), eine Art Phenolithlava in den Phlegräischen Feldern; in ihrer porösen, hellgrauen od. licht gelblichgrauen Grundmasse finden sich dichtere, dunkelgraue bis schwärzliche langgezogene Lagen von 1 Zoll bis mehre Fuß Länge;… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Peperīno — (Peperin, Pfefferstein), basaltisches Tuffgestein (s. Basalte, S. 415) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Peperino — Peperīno (ital.), Albaner Stein, s. Albano …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Peperino — Brunnen in Marino aus Peperino (Säule ist aus Marmor) Br …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • peperino — noun A light, porous volcanic rock composed of small grains of sand etc …   Wiktionary

  • peperino — 2pe·pe·rì·no s.m. TS petr. roccia sedimentaria piroclastica di colore grigio macchiettato, ampiamente diffusa nell Italia centrale e utilizzata spec. come materiale da costruzione {{line}} {{/line}} VARIANTI: piperino. DATA: av. 1537. ETIMO: dal… …   Dizionario italiano

  • peperino — {{hw}}{{peperino}}{{/hw}}o piperino s. m. Tufo ben cementato tipico del Lazio …   Enciclopedia di italiano

  • peperino — peperino1 pl.m. peperini peperino2 pl.m. peperini …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • peperino — n. a light porous (esp. brown) volcanic rock formed of small grains of sand, cinders, etc. Etymology: It. f. pepere pepper …   Useful english dictionary

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