Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Sedimentary rock composed of fine fragments, as of clay or mud.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In petrol., a rock made up of very fine argillaceous sediment. It would include fireclay, brick-clay, fullers' earth, and similar deposits.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun geology A sedimentary rock containing very fine particles

Etymologies

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

[Greek pēlos, clay + –ite.]

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  • Cf. psephite.

    September 4, 2019