(comparative marlier, superlative marliest)
- Containing or resembling marl.
marl + -y
Variant of marl
- a mixture of clay, sand, and limestone in varying proportions, that is soft and crumbly and usually contains shell fragments
- any loose, earthy, crumbly deposit
Origin of marlMiddle English ; from Old French marle ; from Medieval Latin margila (from source German mergel), diminutive of Classical Latin marga, marl ; from Gaulish
to cover or fertilize with marl