psammite

[ sam-ahyt ]
/ ˈsæm aɪt /

noun Geology.

any sandstone.

Origin of psammite

1880–85; < Greek psámm(os) sand + -ite1
Also called arenite.

Related forms

psam·mit·ic [sa-mit-ik] /sæˈmɪt ɪk/, adjective
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psammite

/ (ˈsæmaɪt) /

noun

a rare name for sandstone

Derived Forms

psammitic (sæˈmɪtɪk), adjective

Word Origin for psammite

C19: from Greek psammos sand
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