of, like, or containing clay
Origin of argillaceousClassical Latin argillaceus ; from argilla, clay ; from Classical Greek ; from argos, white: see argent
Containing, made of, or resembling clay; clayey.
Origin of argillaceousFrom Latin argillaceus, from argilla, argil; see argil.
(comparative more argillaceous, superlative most argillaceous)
- pertaining to clay; made of, containing, or resembling clay
From the Latin argillaceus, from argilla ‘clay’, from Greek αργιλλος.