Definition of tufaceous in English:

tufaceous

adjective

  • See tufa

    • ‘The various shades of red of the tufaceous cut stone used in the construction form a striking contrast with the deep blue waters of the lake and the snow-capped majestic mountains in the background.’
    • ‘These deposits, which are associated with mineral springs, are doubtless more or less tufaceous in character.’
    • ‘The valley cuts through beds of reddish and brown tufaceous rock, the lower levels of which are fairly soft.’
    • ‘It was and still is a very little town, built on a tufaceous rock and accessible only from one point.’
    • ‘The lower limestone is impure and tufaceous, but similar in texture to the typical Oamaru building-stone.’

Pronunciation

tufaceous

/t(j)uːˈfeɪʃəs/