- any sandstone.
Origin of psammite
1880–85; < Greek psámm(os) sand + -ite1
Also called arenite.
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Examples from the Web for psammite
It seems to me to be a clayey sandstone (Psammite) penetrated by silica.
The ranges were composed of a Psammite, which was frequently baked, probably by neighbouring out-bursts of igneous rock.
The prevailing rock was talc-schiste, alternating with layers of psammite.
- a rare name for sandstone
C19: from Greek psammos sand
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