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sepiolite

[see-pee-uh-lahyt]
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noun Mineralogy.
  1. meerschaum(def 1).
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Origin of sepiolite

1850–55; < German Sepiolit < Greek sḗpio(n) cuttlebone, pounce (derivative of sēpía sepia) + German -lit -lite
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British Dictionary definitions for sepiolite

sepiolite

noun
  1. another name for meerschaum (def. 1)
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Word Origin

C19: from German Sepiolith, from Greek sēpion bone of a cuttlefish; see sepia, -lite
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