Schistaceous \Schis*ta"ceous\, a. Of a slate color. [1913 Webster]

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  • schistaceous — schiˈstaceous, a. Bot. [f. schist1 + aceous.] Having the colour of schist or slate, blue grey. B. D. Jackson Gloss. Bot. Terms …   Useful english dictionary

  • schist —   n. foliated metamorphic crystalline rock.    ♦ schistaceous, a. slate coloured.    ♦ schistic,    ♦ schistose, a.    ♦ schistoid, a. like schist.    ♦ schistosis, n. fibrosis of lungs from inhaling slate dust …   Dictionary of difficult words

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