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TERRA ALBA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does terra alba mean? 

TERRA ALBA (noun)
  The noun TERRA ALBA has 3 senses:

1. finely pulverized gypsum used especially as a pigment
2. fine white clay used in making tobacco pipes and pottery and in whitening leather
3. 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)

  Familiarity information: TERRA ALBA used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TERRA ALBA (noun)


Sense 1terra alba [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Finely pulverized gypsum used especially as a pigment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("terra alba" is a kind of...):

gypsum (a common white or colorless mineral (hydrated calcium sulphate) used to make cements and plasters (especially plaster of Paris))


Sense 2terra alba [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

pipeclay; terra alba

Hypernyms ("terra alba" is a kind of...):

clay (a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired)


Sense 3terra alba [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

china clay; china stone; kaolin; kaoline; porcelain clay; terra alba

Hypernyms ("terra alba" is a kind of...):

clay (a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired)

Domain member category:

art paper (a high-quality paper (usually having a filler of china clay))

Holonyms ("terra alba" is a substance of...):

Kaopectate (trade name for a fixed-combination antidiarrheal drug that use kaolin as the adsorbent and pectin as the emollient)


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