Cipolin

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cipolin (Min) A whitish marble, from Rome, containiing pale greenish zones. It consists of calcium carbonate, with zones and cloudings of talc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cipolin Same as cipollino.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cipolin sip′ō-lin a granular limestone containing mica
    • Cipolin Also Cipollino (chē-pol-lē′nō)
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
It. cippollino, prop., a little onion, fr. cipolla, onion (cf. E. cibol,). So called because its veins consist, like onions, of different strata, one lying upon another