oriskany definition

  • adjective:
    • Designating, or with respect to, specific bedrooms, mainly limestone, characteristic of recent period of the Silurian age.
  • noun:
    • inside geology of New York, an arenaceous or calcareo-arenaceous member of the stone series, in the east an element of the State lying above the Helderberg limestones and underneath the Esopus and Schoharie grits, in the western part lying above the Waterlime show, with which it really is unconformable, and underneath the Onondaga limestone.
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