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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dolomite  \Dol"o*mite\,  n.  [After  the  French  geologist  Dolomieu.] 
  (Geol.  &  Min.) 
  A  mineral  consisting  of  the  carbonate  of  lime  and  magnesia  in 
  varying  proportions.  It  occurs  in  distinct  crystals,  and  in 
  extensive  beds  as  a  compact  limestone,  often  crystalline 
  granular,  either  white  or  clouded.  It  includes  much  of  the 
  common  white  marble.  Also  called  {bitter  spar}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dolomite 
  n  1:  a  kind  of  sedimentary  rock  resembling  limestone  but 
  consisting  almost  entirely  of  the  mineral  dolomite 
  2:  a  light  colored  mineral  consisting  of  calcium  magnesium 
  carbonate;  a  source  of  magnesium;  used  as  a  ceramic  and  as 
  fertilizer 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Dolomite,  AL 
  Zip  code(s):  35061 




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