Kaolin meaning

kāə-lĭn
A fine clay, rich in kaolinite, used in ceramics, paper-making, etc.
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A fine clay used in ceramics and refractories, as a filler or coating for paper and textiles, as an additive in food and toothpaste, and as an antidiarrheal drug.
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A fine white clay used in making porcelain, as a filler in textiles, paper, rubber, etc., and in medicine in the treatment of diarrhea.
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A fine clay used in ceramics and refractories, as a filler or coating for paper and textiles, as an additive in food and toothpaste, and as an antidiarrheal drug.
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Origin of kaolin

  • French from Mandarin Gāolíng , a mountain of Jiangxi province

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Mandarin 高陵 (gāolíng, “high hill”), in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China, the location where this clay was first found.

    From Wiktionary