soilure

[ soil-yer ]
/ ˈsɔɪl yər /
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noun

a stain.

Nearby words

  1. soil profile,
  2. soil science,
  3. soil stack,
  4. soilage,
  5. soiling,
  6. soiree,
  7. soissons,
  8. soixante-neuf,
  9. sojourn,
  10. sojourner

Origin of soilure

1250–1300; Middle English soylure < Old French soilleure, equivalent to soill(ier) (see soil2) + -eure (< Latin -ātūra; see -ate1, -ure)

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British Dictionary definitions for soilure

soilure

/ (ˈsɔɪljə) /

noun archaic

the act of soiling or the state of being soiled
a stain or blot

Word Origin for soilure

C13: from Old French soilleure, from soillier to soil ²

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