marl

noun
\ˈmär(-ə)l \

Definition of marl 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

Marl

geographical name
\ˈmärl \

Definition of Marl (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Other Words from marl

Noun

marly \ˈmär-​lē \ adjective

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Among the artifacts found were a gilded silver mummy mask, fragments of mummy cartonnages, canopic cylindrical jars and marl clay and faience cups. Fox News, "Archaeologists in Egypt discover ancient mummification workshop," 2 Oct. 2018 Back in the early 1900s, there was a plant in the area that produced marl, a type of soil that was used as fertilizer and mortar. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Scuppernong Springs nature hike is delightfully haunting — your kids will love it," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of marl

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for marl

Noun

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

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