saccharoidal
adjective Date: 1838 having or being a fine granular texture like that of sugar lumps <
saccharoidal marble
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  • saccharoidal — [sak΄ə roid′ l] adj. 〚/span> SACCHARO + OID + AL〛 Geol. having a crystalline or granular texture: said esp. of some sandstones and marbles: often …   Universalium

  • saccharoidal — [sak΄ə roid′ l] adj. [< SACCHARO + OID + AL] Geol. having a crystalline or granular texture: said esp. of some sandstones and marbles: often saccharoid …   English World dictionary

  • Saccharoidal — Saccharoid Sac cha*roid, Saccharoidal Sac cha*roid al, a. [L. saccharon sugar + oid: cf. F. saccharo[ i]de.] Resembling sugar, as in taste, appearance, consistency, or composition; as, saccharoidal limestone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • saccharoidal — adjective Having a texture similar to that of granulated sugar. Used of rocks and minerals …   Wiktionary

  • saccharoidal — sac·cha·roi·dal …   English syllables

  • saccharoidal — adjective see saccharoid I …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saccharoid — Sac cha*roid, Saccharoidal Sac cha*roid al, a. [L. saccharon sugar + oid: cf. F. saccharo[ i]de.] Resembling sugar, as in taste, appearance, consistency, or composition; as, saccharoidal limestone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Breccia marble — Marble Mar ble (m[aum]r b l), n. [OE. marbel, marbre, F. marbre, L. marmor, fr. Gr. ma rmaros, fr. marmai rein to sparkle, flash. Cf. {Marmoreal}.] 1. A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marble — Mar ble (m[aum]r b l), n. [OE. marbel, marbre, F. marbre, L. marmor, fr. Gr. ma rmaros, fr. marmai rein to sparkle, flash. Cf. {Marmoreal}.] 1. A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ruin marble — Marble Mar ble (m[aum]r b l), n. [OE. marbel, marbre, F. marbre, L. marmor, fr. Gr. ma rmaros, fr. marmai rein to sparkle, flash. Cf. {Marmoreal}.] 1. A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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