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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Adjective- Of, related to, or resembling, a porous rock formed as a deposit from springs or streams.

Usage examples (19)
  • I brought away specimens of one of the tufaceous layers of a pinkish colour and it is a most extraordinary fact that Professor
  • The secondary formation is represented by a fine limestone, in some places almost fit for the purposes of lithography, and a coarse gypsum often of a tufaceous nature.
  • In many places were signs of water: lines of basalt here and there seamed the surface, and wide sheets of the tufaceous gypsum called by the Arabs Sabkhah shone like...
  • When these deposits occur in a flat tufaceous country like the present, a large space is devoid of vegetation, on account of the nitrates dissolving the tufa, and... for more
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