adjective, slatier, slatiest.
consisting of, resembling, or pertaining to slate.
having the color of slate.

1520–30; slate1 + -y1

slatiness, noun Unabridged
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slaty (ˈsleɪtɪ)
adj , slatier, slatiest
1.  consisting of or resembling slate
2.  having the colour of slate

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Example sentences
The cleavage is continuous into both slaty and schistose textures depending on the scale of layering and the rock competence.
Dragonflies to keep an eye out for include slaty skimmers around the ponds and common green darners cruising the skies.
Watch for species such as slaty and great blue skimmers, blue dasher, and common whitetail.
Consists mainly of fine-grained, dark gray arenaceous rock with well developed slaty cleavage.
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