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marl

noun \ˈmär(-ə)l\

Definition of MARL

:  a loose or crumbling earthy deposit (as of sand, silt, or clay) that contains a substantial amount of calcium carbonate
marly \ˈmär-lē\ adjective

Origin of MARL

Middle English, from Anglo-French marle, from Medieval Latin margila, diminutive of Latin marga marl, from Gaulish
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Geology Terms

anthracite, boulder, cwm, erratic, igneous, intrusive, mesa, sedimentary, silt, swale

Rhymes with MARL

Marl

geographical name \ˈmärl\

Definition of MARL

city W Germany in the Ruhr pop 91,864

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