Definition of Kaoline

1. Noun. A fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper).

Exact synonyms: China Clay, China Stone, Kaolin, Porcelain Clay, Terra Alba
Substance meronyms: Kaopectate
Examples of category: Art Paper
Generic synonyms: Clay



Definition of Kaoline

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of kaolin) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kaoline

1. kaolin [n -S] - See also: kaolin

Medical Definition of Kaoline

1. A very pure white clay, ordinarily in the form of an impalpable powder, and used to form the paste of porcelain; China clay; porcelain clay. It is chiefly derived from the decomposition of common feldspar. The name is now applied to all porcelain clays which endure the fire without discolouration. Origin: Chin. Kao-ling. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kaoline

kanto-sho
kanton
kantons
kants
kanuka
kanun
kanuns
kanuu
kanzu
kanzus
kaodzera
kaoliang
kaoliangs
kaolin
kaoline (current term)
kaolines
kaolinic
kaolinise
kaolinised
kaolinises
kaolinising
kaolinite
kaolinites
kaolinitic
kaolinization
kaolinizations
kaolinize
kaolinized
kaolinizes

Literary usage of Kaoline

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1. Kindergarten Stories and Morning Talks by Sara Eliza Wiltse (1890)
"This is Grandma kaoline, Johnny Jones." [Grandma kaoline can be made to bow ... I am going to tell you a strange and wonderful story about Grandma kaoline. ..."

2. Stories for Kindergartens and Primary Schools by Sara Eliza Wiltse (1893)
"(Grandma kaoline can be made to bow by bending the finger upon which she ... I am going to tell you a strange and wonderful story about Grandma kaoline. ..."

3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1901)
"The particles of kaoline are covered by the action of the water with an oily ... The periodical spreading combines the suspended kaoline particles in larger ..."

4. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1885)
"When other ingredients, such as acetate of lead or oxide of zinc, are used, the kaoline and oil or glycerine are first to be mixed, and then the lead or ..."

5. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1890)
"As regards the presence of kaoline in clays, it appears to me that the word is ... We know, of course, that kaoline, a definite hydrous silicate of alumina, ..."

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