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A natural or man-made heterogeneous stone mass. A conglomerate of stone consists of pebbles or Gravel embedded in a matrix of Sand and Cement. Examples are Breccia and Puddingstone.

Synonyms and Related Terms

conglomérat (Fr.); conglomerado (Esp., Port.); Konglomerat (Deut.); conglomeraat (Ned.)

Resources and Citations

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Van Nostrand's Scientific Encyclopedia, Douglas M. Considine (ed.), Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 1976
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998