sepiolite

noun
se·​pi·​o·​lite | \ ˈsē-pē-ə-ˌlīt How to pronounce sepiolite (audio) \

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Examples of sepiolite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Within the complex, a small bazaar is set up for artisans to sell carpets, glass, and jewelry made of sepiolite, a white local stone of which Eskişehir produces the most in the world. Jenna Scatena, Condé Nast Traveler, "Turkey's New Destination Museum Is an Easy Overnight Trip from Istanbul," 25 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of sepiolite

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sepiolite

German Sepiolith, from Greek sēpion cuttlebone (from sēpia) + German -lith -lite

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“Sepiolite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sepiolite. Accessed 18 May. 2021.

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