terra alba

noun ter·ra al·ba \ˌterəˈalbə, -rəˈȯl-\

Definition of terra alba

  1. :  any of several white mineral substances: such as a :  gypsum ground for a pigment b :  kaolin used especially as an adulterant of paints c :  burnt alum d :  magnesia 3a e :  blanc fixe

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Origin and Etymology of terra alba

New Latin, literally, white earth

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to cast off or become cast off

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