kieselguhr

[ kee-zuh l-goo r ]
/ ˈki zəlˌgʊər /

noun

Origin of kieselguhr

1870–75; < German, equivalent to Kiesel flint + Gu(h)r earthy deposit
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kieselguhr

/ (ˈkiːzəlˌɡʊə) /

noun

an unconsolidated form of diatomite

Word Origin for kieselguhr

C19: from German Kieselgur, from Kiesel flint, pebble + Gur loose earthy deposit
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