Kaolin definitions

kā'ə-lĭn
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.
noun
8
0
A fine white clay used in making porcelain, as a filler in textiles, paper, rubber, etc., and in medicine in the treatment of diarrhea.
noun
7
0
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.
noun
5
0
A fine clay, rich in kaolinite, used in ceramics, paper-making, etc.
noun
0
0

Origin of kaolin

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