argil

argil
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin argilla, from Greek argillos; akin to Greek argos white Date: 14th century clay; especially potter's clay

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  • Argil — Ar gil, n. [F. argile, L. argilla white clay, akin to Gr. ? or ? argil, ? white. See {Argent}.] (Min.) Clay, or potter s earth; sometimes pure clay, or alumina. See {Clay}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • argil — /ˈadʒəl/ (say ahjuhl) noun clay, especially potter s clay. {variant of argil(l)e, from Latin argilla, from Greek: white clay} …   Australian English dictionary

  • argil — /ahr jil/, n. clay, esp. potter s clay. [1350 1400; ME argilla < L < Gk árgillos, equiv. to arg(ós) white + il(l)os n. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • argil — noun potters clay …   Wiktionary

  • argil — ar·gil || ɑːdʒɪl n. clay used for making pottery …   English contemporary dictionary

  • argil — n. 1. Potter s clay, white clay. 2. Alumina, argillaceous earth, oxide of aluminium …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • argil — ar·gil …   English syllables

  • argil —   n. clay, especially used in pottery.    ♦ argillaceous, argillous, a. containing clay; clay like.    ♦ argilliferous, a. yielding or containing clay.    ♦ argilloid, a. like clay …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • argil — n. clay, esp. that used in pottery. Derivatives: argillaceous adj. Etymology: F argille f. L argilla f. Gk argillos f. argos white …   Useful english dictionary

  • Argil Kasabasi — Argil, vue sur la mosquée. Argil, ou Argil Kasabasi en turc, est un bourg de 5 300 habitants environ, attaché à l arrondissement d Halfeti et à la province de Şanliurfa, qui se trouve dans la zone kurde notamment du sud est de la Turquie.… …   Wikipédia en Français

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