arenite

[ ar-uh-nahyt, uh-ree- ]
/ ˈær əˌnaɪt, əˈri- /

noun Geology.

QUIZZES

BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We know you’ll tackle this quiz totis viribus! See how many words from the week of Oct 12–18, 2020 you get right!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Indigenous” mean?

Origin of arenite

<Latin (h)arēn(a) sand + -ite1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for arenite

arenite
/ (ˈærəˌnaɪt, əˈriː-) /

noun

any arenaceous rock; a sandstone

Derived forms of arenite

arenitic (ˌærəˈnɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for arenite

C20: from Latin harēna sand + -ite 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012