philosopher's wool


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Noun1.philosopher's wool - oxide of zinc; a white powder used as a pigment or in cosmetics or glass or inks and in zinc ointment
oxide - any compound of oxygen with another element or a radical
Chinese white, zinc white - a white pigment used in house paints; consists of zinc oxide
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Eugene is a sheep farmer and owner of Philosopher's Wool, a Fair Trade company," said Kay Cumbow, a local environmental activist.