\ 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
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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
\ 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


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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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