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emery

noun, em·ery often attributive \ˈem-rē, ˈe-mə-\
plural em·er·ies

Definition of EMERY

:  a dark granular mineral that consists of corundum with iron oxide impurities (as magnetite) and is used as an abrasive; also :  a hard abrasive powder

Origin of EMERY

Middle English, from Anglo-French esmeril, from Old Italian smiriglio, from Medieval Latin smiriglum, from Greek smyrid-, smyris
First Known Use: 15th century

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EMERIES Defined for Kids

emery

noun em·ery \ˈe-mə-rē, ˈem-rē\
plural em·er·ies

Definition of EMERY for Kids

:  a mineral used as a powder for polishing and grinding
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emery

noun , em·ery often attrib \ˈem-(ə-)rē\
plural em·er·ies

Medical Definition of EMERY

:  a dark granular mineral that consists essentially of corundum and is used for grinding and polishing; also :  a hard abrasive powder

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