Origin of gypsum
Related Words for gypsumadhesive, cement, glue, mortar, stucco, lime, coat, binding, gum, dressing, paste, mucilage, gypsum
Examples from the Web for gypsum
Contemporary Examples of gypsum
Fracking, in this regard, is no different from gypsum mining, or some kinds of industrial agriculture.New York’s Conservative Fracking Ban
December 20, 2014
The sand dunes were relentlessly mined in the past century; power lines and a gypsum plant split the park.Why Do We Save Some Species and Let Others Get Devastated?
Melissa Holbrook Pierson
May 21, 2013
Historical Examples of gypsum
Green and red marl, shale, and shaly limestone with some veins of gypsum.
Beds of gypsum have been discovered on the head waters of the Pere Marquette.
To every hundred pounds of this powder, about three pounds of gypsum is added.Diggers in the Earth
Eva March Tappan
The United States is the largest producer of gypsum in the world.
Production of gypsum in the United States comes from eighteen states.
Word Origin for gypsum
substance (hydrated calcium sulphate) used in making plaster, late 14c., from Latin gypsum, from Greek gypsos "chalk," according to Klein, perhaps of Semitic origin (cf. Arabic jibs, Hebrew gephes "plaster").