argillaceous

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

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 minerals — appear silvery upon optical reflection and are minerals containing substantial amounts of clay like components ( el. ἄργιλλος = clay). Argillaceous components are fine grained (less than 2 µm) aluminosilicates, and more particularly clay minerals …   Wikipedia

  • Argillaceous iron ore — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Argillaceous sandstone — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Argillaceous schist — 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Argillaceous schist — is metamorphic rock which exhibits fine laminations of clay materials. Its protolith is argillite …   Wikipedia

  • argillaceous limestone — molingoji klintis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Moliais užteršta klintis. atitikmenys: angl. argillaceous limestone rus. глинистый известняк …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

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

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