white earth

noun

Definition of white earth

1 : a siliceous earth from eastern Bavaria used as a substrate for organic pigments for paints
2 : an impure silica

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First Known Use of white earth

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“White earth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20earth. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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