pozzolana

[pot-suh-lah-nuh; Italian pawt-tsaw-lah-nah]

noun

a porous variety of volcanic tuff or ash used in making hydraulic cement.

Nearby words

  1. poynting-robertson effect,
  2. poza rica de hidalgo,
  3. poznań,
  4. pozsony,
  5. pozzolan,
  6. pozzolanic,
  7. pozzuolana,
  8. pozzuoli,
  9. pozzy,
  10. poços de caldas

Also poz·zo·lan [pot-suh-luh n] /ˈpɒt sə lən/, poz·zuo·la·na [pot-swuh-lah-nuh; Italian pawt-tswaw-lah-nah] /ˌpɒt swəˈlɑ nə; Italian ˌpɔt tswɔˈlɑ nɑ/, puzzolan, puzzolana.

Origin of pozzolana

1905–10; < Italian < Latin puteolāna, feminine of puteolānus of Pozzuoli (< Latin Puteolī literally, little springs); see -an

puzzolana

[poot-suh-lah-nuh; Italian poot-tsaw-lah-nah]

noun

Also puz·zo·lan [poot-suh-luh n] /ˈput sə lən/.

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British Dictionary definitions for puzzolan

puzzolana

noun

a variant of pozzuolana
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