-grained


-grained
-grained [ greınd ] suffix
1. ) used with some adjectives for describing substances such as wood or stone that have a particular arrangement, pattern, or direction of fibers:
fine-grained rock
2. ) used with some adjectives for describing substances that consist of small individual pieces of a particular type:
coarse-grained salt
=> CLOSE-GRAINED

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.


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