from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun Finely pulverized gypsum used in making paper and paints and as a nutrient for growing yeast.
- noun Kaolin.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper)
- noun finely pulverized gypsum used especially as a pigment
- noun fine white clay used in making tobacco pipes and pottery and in whitening leather
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[New Latin : Latin terra, earth + Latin alba, feminine of albus, white.]
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