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The French term for Concrete. Modern concrete formulations, first developed in France, contained aggregates, such as Gravel, pebbles, or cinders added to the mixture of Lime, Sand, and Cement.

Synonyms and Related Terms

béton (Fr.); betão (Port.); beton coignet

Resources and Citations

  • Thomas Gregory, The Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Reinhold Publishing, New York, 3rd ed., 1942
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997