any clayey rock, as mudstone or shale.
- pe·lit·ic [pi-lit-ik], /pɪˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pelite
any argillaceous rock such as shale
- pelitic (pɪˈlɪtɪk), adjective
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Scientific definitions for pelite
A sediment or sedimentary rock composed of fine fragments, as of clay or mud.
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