Lithomarge

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lithomarge A clay of a fine smooth texture, and very sectile.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n lithomarge One of several imperfectly determined minerals, or mixtures of minerals, all of which are hydrous silicates of alumina, and closely related to or identical with kaolin and kaolinite. Some varieties are compact, others more or less pulverulent. The word is little used in English except as the translation of the German steinmark, literally ‘rock-marrow.’
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lithomarge lith′o-märj a clay-like mineral substance, sometimes called Mountain marrow, soft, greasy to the touch, white, yellow, or red.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Litho-, + L. marga, marl
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. lithos, stone, L. marga, marl.