meerschaum

noun meer·schaum \ ˈmir-shəm , -ˌshȯm \

Definition of meerschaum

1 : a fine light white clayey mineral that is a hydrous magnesium silicate found chiefly in Asia Minor and is used especially for tobacco pipes
2 : a tobacco pipe of meerschaum

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Origin and Etymology of meerschaum

German, from Meer sea + Schaum foam

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