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Meaning of MARL

Pronunciation:  mârl

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a loose and crumbling earthy deposit consisting mainly of calcite or dolomite; used as a fertilizer for soils deficient in lime

MARL is a 4 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: dirt, soil



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Marl\, v. t. [See {Marline}.] (Naut.)
    To cover, as part of a rope, with marline, marking a pecular
    hitch at each turn to prevent unwinding.
    {Marling spike}. (Naut.) See under {Marline}.
  2. \Marl\, n. [OF. marle, F. marne, LL. margila, dim. of L.
    marga marl. Originally a Celtic word, according to Pliny,
    xvii. 7: ``Quod genus terr[ae] Galli et Britanni margam
    vocant.'' [root]274.]
    A mixed earthy substance, consisting of carbonate of lime,
    clay, and sand, in very varivble proportions, and accordingly
    designated as calcareous, clayey, or sandy. See {Greensand}.
  3. \Marl\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Marled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Marling}.] [Cf. F. marner. See {Marl}, n.]
    To overspread or manure with marl; as, to marl a field.