Definition of dolostone in English:

dolostone

noun

Geology
  • Rock consisting of dolomite.

    • ‘A walk over the property turned up layers of promising dolostone that was loaded with pockets in several areas and a generous scattering of hand-dug pits of various ages.’
    • ‘The entire north area consists of Quaternary sediments, while the surrounding uplands are dolostone, limestone, and sandstone of upper Silurian to lower Devonian origin, plus associated till.’
    • ‘For petroleum engineering, this development is the most important aspect, especially when comparing limestone with dolostone sequences.’
    • ‘The canyon system cuts down through marine sandstone, siltstone and dolostone.’
    • ‘Nodules and crystal groups of iron sulfide of Middle Devonian to Pennsylvanian age are frequently present in beds of black shale and coal or, less commonly, dolostone.’

Origin

Mid 20th century: from dolomite + stone.

Pronunciation

dolostone

/ˈdäləstōn//ˈdɑləstoʊn/