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kieselguhr

[ kee-zuhl-goor ]
/ ˈki zəlˌgʊər /
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noun
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Origin of kieselguhr

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

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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