marl

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noun \ˈmär(-ə)l\

Definition of marl

  1. :  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

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


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