Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Gritty; sandy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Sandy or gritty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Sandy; gritty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Sandy; gritty; acervulous: specifically applied— in anatomy to the acervulus cerebri, or gritty substance of the pineal body of the brain; in medicine to gritty sediment or deposit in urine. Also sabulose, sabuline.

Etymologies

From Latin sabulōsus, from sabulum, coarse sand.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin sabulosus, from sabulum ‘sand’. (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.