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  1. an artificial mixture of chalk and clay for making into bricks.
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Origin of malm

before 900; Middle English malme sand, malm, Old English mealm- (in mealmiht sandy, mealmstān sandstone); cognate with Old Norse mālmr metal (in granular form), Gothic malma sand; akin to Old Saxon, Old High German melm dust. See meal2
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Historical Examples

  • It then became clearly known that a truce of seven months had been agreed to at Malm between Prussia and Denmark.

    The Revolutionary Movement of 1848-9 in Italy, Austria-Hungary, and Germany

    C. Edmund (Charles Edmund) Maurice

  • I spend the evening of the same day in a good first-class hotel in the town of Malm.


    August Strindberg

  • But he might have found an answer to this objection in the excellent observations published in 1867 by Malm.

  • On one occasion Malm saw a young fish raise and depress the lower eye through an angular distance of about seventy degrees.

  • Malm returns four members to the second chamber of the Riksdag (parliament).

British Dictionary definitions for malm


  1. a soft greyish limestone that crumbles easily
  2. a chalky soil formed from this limestone
  3. an artificial mixture of clay and chalk used to make bricks
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Word Origin

Old English mealm- (in compound words); related to Old Norse malmr ore, Gothic malma sand
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