malm

[mahm]

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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malm

noun
  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

Word Origin for malm

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