KJV Dictionary Definition: earthiness


EARTH'INESS, n. The quality of being earthy, or of containing earth; grossness.


EARTH'Y, a. Consisting of earth; as earthy matter.

1. Resembling earth; as an earthy taste or smell.

2. Partaking of earth; terrene.

3. Inhabiting the earth; terrestrial; as earthy spirits.

4. Relating to earth; as an earthy sign.

5. Gross; not refined; as an earthy conceit.

6. Earthy fracture, in mineralogy, is when the fracture of a mineral is rough, with minute elevations and depressions.