\ ˈgu̇(ə)r \
plural -s

Definition of guhr

1 : a loose earthy deposit from water occurring in the cavities of rocks, being mostly white but sometimes red or yellow, and consisting of a varying mixture of clay or ocher
2 [by shortening] : kieselguhr

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History and Etymology for guhr

German guhr, gur; akin to Middle High German gern to ferment, Old High German jesan

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“Guhr.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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