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malm

noun \ˈmä|m, ˈmȧ| also |lm\

Definition of malm

plural

-s

  1. 1 dialectal, chiefly England a :  a soft friable chalky limestone b :  a light clayey soil containing chalk :  marl

  2. 2a :  an artificial mixture of clay and chalk used in the manufacture of bricks b :  malm brick

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Origin and Etymology of malm

Middle English malme, from Old English mealm-; akin to Old Norse malmr metal, ore, Gothic malma sand, Old English melu meal — more at meal


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malm

transitive verb \"\

Definition of malm

-ed/-ing/-s

  1. 1 :  to convert (clay and chalk) into artificial malm

  2. 2 :  to cover or treat (brick earth) with artificial malm

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Malm

adjective \ˈmä|m, ˈmȧ| also |lm\

Definition of Malm

  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting a subdivision of the European Jurassic

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