pelite

noun

pe·​lite
ˈpēˌlīt
plural -s
: a rock composed of fine particles of clay or mud compare psammite, psephite
pelitic
pə̇ˈlitik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary pel- + -ite

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“Pelite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pelite. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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