- An abundant rock of marine and fresh-water sediments; primarily composed of calcite (CaCO3); it occurs in a variety of forms, both crystalline and amorphous.
- French: calcaire
- German: Kalkstein, Calciumcarbonat, Kalk
- Italian: calcare
- Portuguese: calcário
- Russian: известня́к
- Spanish: caliza
limestone (not comparable)
- Made of or with limestone.
- 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter I, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
- The house was a big elaborate limestone affair, evidently new. Winter sunshine sparkled on lace-hung casement, on glass marquise, and the burnished bronze foliations of grille and door.