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scoria

noun sco·ria \ˈskr-ē-ə\
plural sco·ri·ae\-ē-ˌē, -ē-ˌī\

Definition of SCORIA

1
:  the refuse from melting of metals or reduction of ores :  slag
2
:  rough vesicular cindery lava
sco·ri·a·ceous \ˌskr-ē-ˈā-shəs\ adjective

Origin of SCORIA

Middle English, from Latin, from Greek skōria, from skōr excrement — more at scatology
First Known Use: 14th century

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