malm

noun
\ˈmä|m, ˈmȧ| also |lm\
plural -s

Definition of malm 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1 dialectal, chiefly England

a : a soft friable chalky limestone

b : a light clayey soil containing chalk : marl

2a : an artificial mixture of clay and chalk used in the manufacture of bricks

b : malm brick

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-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of malm (Entry 2 of 3)

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

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

Malm

adjective
\ˈmä|m, ˈmȧ| also |lm\

Definition of Malm (Entry 3 of 3)

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

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History and Etymology for malm

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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