[oh-uh-lith] /ˈoʊ ə lɪθ/
any of the component concretions of a piece of oolite.
any of the tiny spherical grains of sedimentary rock of which oolite is composed
A small, round grain consisting of calcium carbonate, silica, or dolomite. Ooliths have concentric layers that form around a nucleus, such as a shell fragment, a sand grain, or a pellet of alga. They typically have diameters of 0.25 to 2 mm. Ooliths usually form by inorganic precipitation.
[oh-ol-uh-jee] /oʊˈɒl ə dʒi/ noun 1. the branch of ornithology that studies birds’ eggs. /əʊˈɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. the branch of ornithology concerned with the study of birds’ eggs n. 1823, from oo- + -logy. Related: Oological.
[oo-lawng, -long] /ˈuˌlɔŋ, -ˌlɒŋ/ noun 1. a brown or amber tea grown in China and Taiwan and partially fermented before being dried. /ˈuːˌlɒŋ/ noun 1. a kind of dark tea, grown in China, that is partly fermented before being dried n. dark variety of Chinese tea, 1852, from Chinese wu-lung, literally “black dragon.”
[oo-mee-ak] /ˈu miˌæk/ noun 1. an open Eskimo boat that consists of a wooden frame covered with skins and provided with several thwarts: used for transport of goods and passengers. /ˈuːmɪˌæk/ noun 1. other words for umiak /ˈuːmɪˌæk/ noun 1. a large open boat made of stretched skins, used by Inuit Compare kayak n. “large […]
[oo mf] /ʊmf/ noun, Informal. 1. energy; vitality; enthusiasm. 2. sex appeal. /ʊmf/ noun (informal) 1. enthusiasm, vigour, or energy 2. sex appeal “sexual attractiveness,” 1937, suggestive visceral physical sound. Ann Sheridan (1915–1967) was the original Hollywood oomph girl (1939). noun [1937+; an echoic coinage suggesting the gasp of someone hit hard by a blow, […]