Definition of marl noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//mɑːl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//mɑːrl//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] soil consisting of clay and lime (1)
  2. 2[uncountable] a type of cloth with threads in it that are not of an even colour blue marl leggings
  3. Word Originsense 1 Middle English: from Old French marle, from medieval Latin margila, from Latin marga, of Celtic origin.sense 2 late 19th cent.: shortening of marbled.
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