Scoria Definition

skôrē-ə
scoriae
noun
scoriae
The slag or refuse left after metal has been smelted from ore.
Webster's New World
Loose, cinderlike lava.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
drossslag

Other Word Forms of Scoria

Noun

Singular:
scoria
Plural:
scoriae, scorias

Origin of Scoria

  • Middle English dross from Latin scōria from Greek skōriā from skōr excrement, dung sker-3 in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin scōria, from Ancient Greek σκωρία (skōria), from σκῶρ (skōr, “dung").

    From Wiktionary

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