A mixture of clay and chalk used in making bricks.
A soft, crumbly, grayish-white limestone.
A soft, chalky loam formed from this.
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Origin of malm
- From Middle English malme (sand), from Old English mealm, mealmstān (sandstone); from or related to Old Norse malmr (ore, metal). From the same Proto-Indo-European root as meal.