argillaceous

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From the Latin argillaceus, from argilla ‘clay’, from Greek αργιλλος.

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argillaceous (comparative more argillaceous, superlative most argillaceous)

  1. pertaining to clay; made of, containing, or resembling clay
    • 1994, Jeanette Winterson, Art & Lies, page 104:
      The gleam of the land is in its rocks, the fine-grained argillaceous rocks, here, not purple or grey, but green of living stone.

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