Bergmeal

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bergmeal (Min) An earthy substance, resembling fine flour. It is composed of the shells of infusoria, and in Lapland and Sweden is sometimes eaten, mixed with flour or ground birch bark, in times of scarcity. This name is also given to a white powdery variety of calcite.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
G. berg, mountain + mehl, meal