ar·​gil ˈär-jəl How to pronounce argil (audio)
: clay
especially : potter's clay

Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of argil was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Argil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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