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Terra Alba

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Noun

1. terra alba

finely pulverized gypsum used especially as a pigment

2. pipeclay, terra alba

fine white clay used in making tobacco pipes and pottery and in whitening leather

3. china clay, china stone, kaolin, kaoline, porcelain clay, terra alba

a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper)

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Terra Alba

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noun
1. 
a white finely powdered form of gypsum, used to make paints, paper, etc
2. 
any of various other white earthy substances, such as kaolin, pipeclay, and magnesia

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Terra Alba

see synonyms of terra alba
any of several white mineral substances
, as
a. 
finely ground gypsum, used in making paints, paper, etc.
b. 
pulverized kaolin, used in ceramics
c. 
magnesia (sense 1)

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Terra Alba

see synonyms of terra alba
n.
1. Finely pulverized gypsum used in making paper and paints and as a nutrient for growing yeast.
2. Kaolin.

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