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Related to schistous: gneissose
Any of various medium-grained to coarse-grained metamorphic rocks composed of laminated, often flaky parallel layers of chiefly micaceous minerals.
, from Latin (lapis) schistos
, fissile (stone), a kind of iron ore
, from Greek skhistos
, split, divisible
, from skhizein
, to split
; see skei-
in Indo-European roots
schis′tose′ (shĭs′tōs′), schis′tous (-təs) adj.
(Geological Science) another word for schistose
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The 2011 Vintage Ports have an exceptional depth of color and concentration, rarely seen in the Douro and with marked minerality from the schistous
The best wines of Morgon come from schistous
or slate soils, rather than granite, such as the Cote de Py.
sedimentary rock but metamorphic, schistous