flinty

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From flint +‎ -y.

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Adjective[edit]

flinty (comparative flintier or more flinty, superlative flintiest or most flinty)

  1. Resembling or containing flint.
  2. (geology) Silieceous (including basanite).
    flinty rock; flinty slate
  3. Showing a lack of emotion.
  4. Having a taste characteristic of certain white wines, especially Chablis, supposed to evoke the sensation of flint striking steel.

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