Dictionary

pozzolana

noun poz·zo·la·na \ˌpät-sə-ˈlä-nə\

Definition of POZZOLANA

:  finely divided siliceous or siliceous and aluminous material that reacts chemically with slaked lime at ordinary temperature and in the presence of moisture to form a strong slow-hardening cement
poz·zo·la·nic \ˌpät-sə-ˈla-nik, -ˈlä-\ adjective

Variants of POZZOLANA

poz·zo·la·na or poz·zo·lan \ˈpät-sə-lən\
ADVERTISEMENT

Origin of POZZOLANA

Italian pozzolana
First Known Use: circa 1706

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: ppPrevious Word in the Dictionary: pozoleAll Words Near: pozzolana
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears