politure

noun
pol·​i·​ture | \ ˈpäləˌchu̇(ə)r \
plural -s

Definition of politure

archaic
: polish entry 1 sense 1 the beauty, politure, and hardness of shells— Emanuel Mendez da Costa men who wanted the politure and fineness of this age— John Johnson

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History and Etymology for politure

Italian pulitura, from Latin politura, from politus polished (past participle of polire to polish) + -ura -ure

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“Politure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/politure. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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