Definition of argil in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈɑːdʒɪl


[mass noun] rare
Clay, especially potter’s clay.
More example sentences
  • Since good-quality argil can be found nearby, you will find a lot of pottery here.
  • Clay pots and objects were made in Iran using argil for ages.
  • Veins of argil and bole are often found in granite.


late 17th century: from Old French argille, from Latin argilla 'clay'.

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