terra alba

ter·​ra al·​ba | \ˌterəˈalbə, -rəˈȯl-\

Definition of terra alba 

: 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 sense 3a

e : blanc fixe

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History and Etymology for terra alba

New Latin, literally, white earth

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