Pozzolana definition

A type of volcanic ash used for mortar or for cement which sets under water.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of pozzolana - puzzolan, puzzolana, pozzuolana

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pozzolana
Plural:
pozzolanas

Origin of pozzolana

  • From Italian pozz(u)ollana, earth of Pozzuoli, a town near Naples, itself from Latin Puteoli, ultimately from the verb puteō (“stink”).

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