Purbeck beds

Purbeck beds
Purbeck beds Pur"beck beds` [So called from the Isle of Purbeck in England.] (Geol.) The strata of the Purbeck stone, or Purbeck limestone, belonging to the O["o]litic group. See the Chart of {Geology}. [1913 Webster]

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