pozzolana


poz·zo·la·na

noun \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\

Origin of POZZOLANA

Italian pozzolana
First Known Use: circa 1706

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