One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Attributive Designating a division of Tertiary rock formations found in the region of Oamaru; specifically (especially in "Oamaru stone") a white limestone quarried near Oamaru and formerly much used as a building material.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society of London. From Oamaru, the name of a town on the east coast of the South Island, New Zealand, in the region of which the stone is found and quarried.
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