- the slag or refuse left after metal has been smelted from ore
- loose, cinderlike lava
Origin of scoriaMiddle English ; from Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek sk?ria, refuse, dross ; from sk?r, dung: see scato-
- Geology Porous cinderlike fragments of dark lava. Also called cinders, slag.
- Metallurgy The refuse of a smelted metal or ore; slag. Also called cinder.
Origin of scoriaMiddle English, dross, from Latin sc&omacron;ria, from Greek sk&omacron;ria, from sk&omacron;r, excrement, dung; see sker-3 in Indo-European roots.
(plural scorias or scoriae)
From Latin scÅria, from Ancient Greek ÏƒÎºÏ‰ÏÎ¯Î± (skÅria), from ÏƒÎºá¿¶Ï (skÅr, “dung").