fango

[ fang-goh ]
/ ˈfæŋ goʊ /

noun

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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Example sentences from the Web for fango

  • The last of all, that of July 18th, consisted of a rumble and slight shock, and was most perceptible at Fango.

British Dictionary definitions for fango

fango
/ (ˈfæŋɡəʊ) /

noun

mud from thermal springs in Italy, used in the treatment of rheumatic disease

Word Origin for fango

from Italian
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