marl

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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

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Origin and Etymology of marl

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


Marl

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geographical name \ ˈmärl \

Definition of Marl

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

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