Definition of argillite in English:


Syllabification: ar·gil·lite
Pronunciation: /ˈärjəˌlīt


  • A sedimentary rock that does not split easily, formed from consolidated clay.
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    • The Nelson mineral belt was rich in argillite, a dark stone which made fine tools.
    • Bear images were carved into blocks of argillite, claystone, and wood or sculpted from clay, with the creative three-dimensional transformations displaying a remarkably naturalistic style.
    • Low water levels reveal carved layers of green and red argillite.


late 18th century: from Latin argilla 'clay' + -ite1.

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