also slatey adjective Date: circa 1529 of, containing, or characteristic of slate; also gray like slate

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  • Slaty — Slat y, a. [From {Slate}.] Resembling slate; having the nature, appearance, or properties, of slate; composed of thin parallel plates, capable of being separated by splitting; as, a slaty color or texture. [1913 Webster] {Slaty cleavage} (Min.),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slaty — [slāt′ē] adj. slatier, slatiest 1. of or like slate 2. having the bluish gray color of slate …   English World dictionary

  • slaty — adjective of the color of slate or granite the slaty sky of dawn • Syn: ↑slate grey, ↑slate gray, ↑slaty grey, ↑slaty gray, ↑slatey, ↑stone grey, ↑stone gray …   Useful english dictionary

  • slaty — slatiness, n. /slay tee/, adj., slatier, slatiest. 1. consisting of, resembling, or pertaining to slate. 2. having the color of slate. [1520 30; SLATE1 + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • slaty — adjective Resembling the mineral slate …   Wiktionary

  • slaty — a. Laminated, laminar, schistous, schistose …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • slaty — slat•y [[t]ˈsleɪ ti[/t]] adj. slat•i•er, slat•i•est 1) consisting of or resembling slate 2) having the color of slate • Etymology: 1520–30 slat′i•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • slaty — /ˈsleɪti/ (say slaytee) adjective (slatier, slatiest) 1. consisting of, resembling, or relating to slate. 2. slate coloured. {slat(e)1 + y1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Slaty-breasted Tinamou — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Slaty Flowerpiercer — male Conservation status …   Wikipedia

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