marl

noun
\ ˈmär(-ə)l How to pronounce marl (audio) \

Definition of marl

: a loose or crumbling earthy deposit (as of sand, silt, or clay) that contains a substantial amount of calcium carbonate

Other Words from marl

marly \ ˈmär-​lē How to pronounce marl (audio) \ adjective

Examples of marl in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But fashions change, and most observers believe that the limestone and marl here is much better suited to chardonnay than pinot noir. Jay Mcinerney, Town & Country, 6 June 2021 Inconsistency might also be attributed to differences in microclimates, altitude and soils, with some of the wines coming from limestone, sandstone and marl, and others coming from clay-rich soils. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, 11 Mar. 2020 Inconsistency might also be attributed to differences in microclimates, altitude and soils, with some of the wines coming from limestone, sandstone and marl, and others coming from clay-rich soils. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, 11 Mar. 2020 Inconsistency might also be attributed to differences in microclimates, altitude and soils, with some of the wines coming from limestone, sandstone and marl, and others coming from clay-rich soils. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, 11 Mar. 2020 Inconsistency might also be attributed to differences in microclimates, altitude and soils, with some of the wines coming from limestone, sandstone and marl, and others coming from clay-rich soils. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, 11 Mar. 2020 Inconsistency might also be attributed to differences in microclimates, altitude and soils, with some of the wines coming from limestone, sandstone and marl, and others coming from clay-rich soils. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, 11 Mar. 2020 Inconsistency might also be attributed to differences in microclimates, altitude and soils, with some of the wines coming from limestone, sandstone and marl, and others coming from clay-rich soils. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, 11 Mar. 2020 Inconsistency might also be attributed to differences in microclimates, altitude and soils, with some of the wines coming from limestone, sandstone and marl, and others coming from clay-rich soils. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, 11 Mar. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of marl

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for marl

Middle English, from Anglo-French marle, from Medieval Latin margila, diminutive of Latin marga marl, from Gaulish

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“Marl.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marl. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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Marl geographical name

\ ˈmärl How to pronounce Marl (audio) \

Definition of Marl

city in the Ruhr district, western Germany population 85,000

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