argil

noun
ar·​gil | \ ˈär-jəl How to pronounce argil (audio) \

Definition of argil

: clay especially : potter's clay

First Known Use of argil

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for argil

Middle English, from Latin argilla, from Greek argillos; akin to Greek argos white

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