psammite

[sam-ahyt]
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noun Geology.

any sandstone.

Nearby words

  1. psalms,
  2. psalms, book of,
  3. psalter,
  4. psalterium,
  5. psaltery,
  6. psammitic,
  7. psammo-,
  8. psammocarcinoma,
  9. psammoma,
  10. psammoma body

Origin of psammite

1880–85; < Greek psámm(os) sand + -ite1

Also called arenite.

Related formspsam·mit·ic [sa-mit-ik] /sæˈmɪt ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for psammite

psammite

noun

a rare name for sandstone
Derived Formspsammitic (sæˈmɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for psammite

C19: from Greek psammos sand

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