[ leyt-ns ]
/ ˈleɪt ns /
a milky deposit on the surface of new cement or concrete, usually caused by too much water.
Origin of laitance
1905–10; special use of French laitance milt, equivalent to lait milk (< Latin lact-, stem of lac) + -ance -ance
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