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fango

[fang-goh]
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noun
  1. clay or mud, especially a clay obtained from certain hot springs in Battaglio, Italy, used as a hot application in the treatment of certain diseases.
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Origin of fango

1895–1900; < Italian: mud < Germanic; compare Old English fūht damp, Sanskrit pañkas mire. See fen1
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  • The last of all, that of July 18th, consisted of a rumble and slight shock, and was most perceptible at Fango.

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British Dictionary definitions for fango

fango

noun
  1. mud from thermal springs in Italy, used in the treatment of rheumatic disease
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Word Origin

from Italian
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