travertine

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Travertine

From Italian travertino, earlier tivertino, from Latin tīburtīnus (Tiburtine).

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travertine (countable and uncountable, plural travertines)

  1. (mineralogy) A light, porous form of concretionary limestone (or calcite) deposited from solution, and sometimes quarried for building.
    • 2000, JG Ballard, Super-Cannes, Fourth Estate 2011, p. 191:
      Halder stopped outside a seven-storey building sheathed in pale travertine marble.

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