Sepiolite meaning

sēpē-ə-līt
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(mineralogy) A hydrated magnesium silicate, claylike mineral used for carving into decorative articles and smoking pipes.
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Origin of sepiolite

  • Greek sēpion cuttlebone (from sēpiā cuttlefish sepia) –lite

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

  • From its resemblance to cuttlefish bone

    From Wiktionary