white earth


Definition of white earth

  1. 1 :  a siliceous earth from eastern Bavaria used as a substrate for organic pigments for paints

  2. 2 :  an impure silica

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15th Century

First Known Use of white earth

15th century

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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