- sandy; gritty.
Origin of sabulous
1625–35; < Latin sabul(um) sand + -ous
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Related Wordsdusty, rough, grainy, arenaceous, gritty, granular, acervulus, ammophilous, arenicolous, sabulous, abrasive, crumbly, friable, loose, lumpy, permeable, porous, powdery, rasping, sandy
- like sand in texture; gritty
- Also: sabuline (ˈsæbjʊliːn) (of plants) growing in sand
C17: from Latin sabulōsus, from sabulum sand
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Word Origin and History for sabulous
"sandy," 1630s, from Latin sabulosus, from sabulum "coarse sand" (see sand (n.)).
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- Gritty; sandy.
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