Lumachel

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lumachel (Min) A grayish brown limestone, containing fossil shells, which reflect a beautiful play of colors. It is also called fire marble, from its fiery reflections.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. lumachelle, It. lumachella, fr. lamachella, a little snail, dim. of lumaca, a snail, fr. L. limax, -acis,