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ka·o·linalso ka·o·line (kā′ə-lĭn)
A fine clay used in ceramics and refractories, as a filler or coating for paper and textiles, as an additive in food and toothpaste, and as an antidiarrheal drug.
[French, from Mandarin Gāolíng, a mountain of Jiangxi province.]
(Minerals) a fine white clay used for the manufacture of hard-paste porcelain and bone china and in medicine as a poultice and gastrointestinal absorbent. Also called: china clay
[C18: from French, from Chinese Kaoling Chinese mountain where supplies for Europe were first obtained, from kao high + ling hill]
or ka•o•line(ˈkeɪ ə lɪn)
a fine white clay used in the manufacture of porcelain.
[1720–30; < French < Chinese Gāolǐng mountain in Jiangxi province]
A soft, fine, whitish sedimentary rock made of clay minerals, especially kaolinite. Kaolin forms from the weathering of other rocks that are rich in aluminum.
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|Noun||1.||kaolin - 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)|
Kaopectate - trade name for a fixed-combination antidiarrheal drug that use kaolin as the adsorbent and pectin as the emollient
art paper - a high-quality paper (usually having a filler of china clay)
clay - a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired