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Most marble-related words in English were chiseled from the Latin noun marmor, meaning "marble." Marmor gave our language the word marble itself in the 12th century. It is also the parent of marmoreal, which has been used in English since the mid-1600s. Marbleize, another marmor descendant, came later, making its print debut around 1859.
Variants of marmoreal
Origin of marmoreal
Latin marmoreus, from marmor marble
First Known Use: 1656
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