Dolomite Alps
E div. of the Alps, N Italy.

Webster's Gazetteer. 2013.

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  • Dolomite Alps — noun an eastern range of the Alps in northeastern Italy famous for their dolomitic limestone • Instance Hypernyms: ↑range, ↑mountain range, ↑range of mountains, ↑chain, ↑mountain chain, ↑chain of mountains • Part Holonyms: ↑A …   Useful english dictionary

  • DOLOMITE ALPS —    a limestone mountain range forming the S. of the Eastern Alps, in the Tyrol and N. Italy, famous for the remarkable and fantastic shapes they assume; named after Dolomieu, a French mineralogist, who studied the geology of them …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Dolomite — This article is about the rock and mineral. For other uses, see Dolomite (disambiguation). Dolomite Dolomite and magnesite – Spain General Cat …   Wikipedia

  • dolomite — dolomitic /dol euh mit ik/, adj. /doh leuh muyt , dol euh /, n. 1. a very common mineral, calcium magnesium carbonate, CaMg(CO3)2, occurring in crystals and in masses. 2. a rock consisting essentially or largely of this mineral. [1785 95; < F,… …   Universalium

  • Alps — noun a large mountain system in south central Europe; scenic beauty and winter sports make them a popular tourist attraction • Syn: ↑the Alps • Instance Hypernyms: ↑range, ↑mountain range, ↑range of mountains, ↑chain, ↑mountain chain, ↑chain of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dolomite Mountains — /ˌdɒləmaɪt ˈmaʊntənz/ (say .doluhmuyts mowntuhnz) plural noun a mountain range in northern Italy; a part of the Alpine system. Highest peak, Marmolada 3342 m. Also, Dolomite Alps, the Dolomites …   Australian English dictionary

  • Alps — /alps/, n. (used with a pl. v.) a mountain range in S Europe, extending from France through Switzerland and Italy into Austria, Slovenia, and Croatia. Highest peak, Mont Blanc, 15,781 ft. (4810 m). * * * I Mountain system, south central Europe.… …   Universalium

  • Dolomite (disambiguation) — Dolomite may refer to the following: Dolomite, sedimentary carbonate rock and a mineral Déodat Gratet de Dolomieu, French geologist (after whom the rock was named) Dolomite, Alabama, unincorporated community in Jefferson County Dolomite,… …   Wikipedia

  • dolomite — 1794, named for French geologist Déodat De Gratet De Dolomieu (1750 1801) who described the rock in his study of the Alps (1791) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Dolomite — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Dolomite (homonymie). Dolomite Catégorie V : carbonates et nitrates[1] …   Wikipédia en Français

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