O"o*lite (?), n. [Gr. an egg + -lite: cf.F. oolithe. So named from its resemblance to the roe of fish.] Geol.

A variety of limestone, consisting of small round grains, resembling the roe of a fish. It sometimes constitutes extensive beds, as in the European Jurassic. See the Chart of Geology.

 

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