Argillaceous
Argillaceous Ar`gil*la"ceous, a. [L. argillaceus, fr. argilla.] Of the nature of clay; consisting of, or containing, argil or clay; clayey. [1913 Webster]

{Argillaceous sandstone} (Geol.), a sandstone containing much clay.

{Argillaceous iron ore}, the clay ironstone.

{Argillaceous schist} or {state}. See {Argillite}. [1913 Webster]


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  • argillaceous — [är΄jə lā′shəs] adj. [L argillaceus < argilla, clay < Gr < argos, white: see ARGENT] of, like, or containing clay …   English World dictionary

  • argillaceous — adjective /ɑːʤɪlˈeɪʃəs/ pertaining to clay; made of, containing, or resembling clay The gleam of the land is in its rocks, the fine grained argillaceous rocks, here, not purple or grey, but green of living stone …   Wiktionary

  • argillaceous — adjective resembling or containing clay argillaceous rocks • Syn: ↑clayey • Ant: ↑arenaceous • Derivationally related forms: ↑argil …   Useful english dictionary

  • argillaceous — adjective Date: circa 1731 of, relating to, or containing clay or clay minerals ; clayey …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • argillaceous — adj. [L. argilla, white clay] Containing or consisting of, or like clay; clayey …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • argillaceous — /ahr jeuh lay sheuhs/, adj. 1. Geol., Petrol. of the nature of or resembling clay; clayey. 2. containing a considerable amount of clayey matter. [1725 35; < L argillaceus clayish. See ARGIL, ACEOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • argillaceous —    The property of rocks containing clay in non negligible proportions [16] …   Lexicon of Cave and Karst Terminology

  • argillaceous — ar·gil·la·ceous || ‚ɑːdʒɪ leɪʃəs adj. clay like, containing clay …   English contemporary dictionary

  • argillaceous — [ˌα:dʒɪ leɪʃəs] adjective Geology (of rocks or sediment) consisting of or containing clay. Origin C17: from L. argillaceus (from argilla clay ) + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • argillaceous — a. Clayey, aluminous …   New dictionary of synonyms

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