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nounobsolete figurative Geology Mining
Rock which is at or forms the bottom of something; (as a count noun) a rock at the bottom of something; figurative = rock-bottom; Geology and Mining the stratum of rock on which a later series of deposits lies; (formerly) specifically (in plural) †those rock strata which lie below the oldest known fossiliferous rocks (obsolete).
Early 19th century; earliest use found in James Wilson.
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