• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Schistous (Geol) Of or pertaining to schist; having the structure of a schist.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Schistous like schist: slaty
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. schisteux,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. schiste—Gr. schistosschizein, to split.


In literature:

The old overman stepped forward, and himself felt the schistous rock.
"The Underground City" by Jules Verne
Green as the stream in the glen, whose pure and chrysolite waters Flow o'er a schistous bed, and serene as the age of the righteous.
"Rides on Railways" by Samuel Sidney
Musk deer abound in this schistous valley.
"Travels in Tartary, Thibet, and China During the years 1844-5-6. Volume 2 [of 2]" by Evariste Regis Huc