argillaceous

[ ahr-juh-ley-shuhs ]
/ ˌɑr dʒəˈleɪ ʃəs /

adjective

Geology, Petrology. of the nature of or resembling clay; clayey.
containing a considerable amount of clayey matter.

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Origin of argillaceous

First recorded in 1725–35, argillaceous is from the Latin word argillāceus clayish. See argil, -aceous
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British Dictionary definitions for argillaceous

argillaceous
/ (ˌɑːdʒɪˈleɪʃəs) /

adjective

(of sedimentary rocks and deposits) composed of very fine-grained material, such as clay, shale, etcCompare arenaceous (def. 1), rudaceous
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