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meerschaum

noun meer·schaum \ˈmir-shəm, -ˌshm\

Definition of MEERSCHAUM

1
:  a fine light white clayey mineral that is a hydrous magnesium silicate found chiefly in Asia Minor and is used especially for tobacco pipes
2
:  a tobacco pipe of meerschaum

Origin of MEERSCHAUM

German, from Meer sea + Schaum foam
First Known Use: 1784

Other Mineralogy Terms

agate, host, inclusion, matrix, streak

Rhymes with MEERSCHAUM

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