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EMERY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does emery mean? 

EMERY (noun)
  The noun EMERY has 1 sense:

1. a hard grey-black mineral consisting of corundum and either hematite or magnetite; used as an abrasive (especially as a coating on paper)

  Familiarity information: EMERY used as a noun is very rare.


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EMERY (noun)


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Meaning:

A hard grey-black mineral consisting of corundum and either hematite or magnetite; used as an abrasive (especially as a coating on paper)

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Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("emery" is a kind of...):

mineral (solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition)

Meronyms (substance of "emery"):

corundom; corundum (very hard mineral used as an abrasive)

haematite; hematite (the principal form of iron ore; consists of ferric oxide in crystalline form; occurs in a red earthy form)

magnetic iron-ore; magnetite (an oxide of iron that is strongly attracted by magnets)

Holonyms ("emery" is a substance of...):

emery paper; sandpaper (stiff paper coated with powdered emery or sand)


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