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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, 17th century


Sandy or gritty.

Examples of Sabulous in a sentence

"Guava has a sweet and fragrant taste combined with a sabulous texture."

"A sabulous substance such as crushed gravel is useful for traction on snowy roads."

About Sabulous

“Sabulous” is based on the Latin adjective “sabulosus,” itself based on “sabulum,” meaning “sand.”

Did you Know?

As its name implies, sandpaper has a sabulous (sandy and gritty) texture. However, sandpaper itself isn’t usually made of sand: The highest-quality sandpaper of the 19th century was glass paper, made with actual crushed glass. In the 20th century, a number of substances give sandpaper varying degrees of sabulousness, including crushed metals, precious stones, and even diamonds.

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