steatite


ste·a·tite

noun \ˈstē-ə-ˌtīt\

Definition of STEATITE

1
:  a massive talc having a grayish-green or brown color :  soapstone
2
:  an electrically insulating porcelain composed largely of steatite
ste·a·tit·ic \ˌstē-ə-ˈti-tik\ adjective

Origin of STEATITE

Latin steatitis, a precious stone, from Greek, from steat-, stear
First Known Use: 1794

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