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lithomarge

[lith-uh-mahrj]
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noun
  1. kaolin in compact, massive, usually impure form.
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Origin of lithomarge

1745–55; < New Latin lithomarga stone marl, equivalent to litho- litho- + Latin marga marl
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  • In Antrim the bole is associated with lithomarge, bauxite and pisolitic iron-ore.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 2

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British Dictionary definitions for lithomarge

lithomarge

noun
  1. a smooth compact type of kaolin: white or reddish and often mottled
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Word Origin

C18: from New Latin lithomarga from litho- + Latin marga marl
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