malm

1 of 3

noun

ˈmä|m,
ˈmȧ| also |lm
plural -s
1
dialectal, chiefly England
a
: a soft friable chalky limestone
b
: a light clayey soil containing chalk : marl
2
a
: an artificial mixture of clay and chalk used in the manufacture of bricks

malm

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transitive verb

"
-ed/-ing/-s
1
: to convert (clay and chalk) into artificial malm
2
: to cover or treat (brick earth) with artificial malm

Malm

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adjective

ˈmä|m,
ˈmȧ| also |lm
: of, relating to, or constituting a subdivision of the European Jurassic

Word History

Etymology

Noun

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

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“Malm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malm. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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