Cimolite

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cimolite (Min) A soft, earthy, clayey mineral, of whitish or grayish color.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cimolite A species of clay, or hydrous silicate of aluminium, used by the ancients as a remedy for erysipelas and other inflammatory diseases. It is white, of a loose, soft texture, and molders into a fine powder. It is useful for taking spots from cloth.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cimolite sim′ō-līt a species of clay, or hydrous silicate of aluminium, used as fuller's earth.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. (sc. ) Cimolian earth, fr. , L. Cimolus, an island of the Cyclades
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. kimōlia, prob. from Kimōlos, an island of the Cyclades.

Usage

In literature:

According to Dana (System of Mineralogy 689), it is cimolite, a hydrous silicate of aluminium.
"De Re Metallica" by Georgius Agricola
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