terra alba


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terra al·ba

 (ăl′bə, ôl′bə)
n.
1. Finely pulverized gypsum used in making paper and paints and as a nutrient for growing yeast.
2. Kaolin.

[New Latin : Latin terra, earth + Latin alba, feminine of albus, white.]

terra alba

(ˈælbə)
n
1. (Minerals) a white finely powdered form of gypsum, used to make paints, paper, etc
2. (Minerals) any of various other white earthy substances, such as kaolin, pipeclay, and magnesia
[from Latin, literally: white earth]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.terra alba - finely pulverized gypsum used especially as a pigment
gypsum - a common white or colorless mineral (hydrated calcium sulphate) used to make cements and plasters (especially plaster of Paris)
2.terra alba - fine white clay used in making tobacco pipes and pottery and in whitening leather
clay - a very fine-grained soil that is plastic when moist but hard when fired
3.terra alba - a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar)terra alba - 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
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The two large white dangerously slender bulbous seedpod vessels, She and Terra Alba, both of 2008, seemed to have been closely sheared on the exterior.
The internal cavity of Terra Alba is coated with white lush and thick pale scales.
The next step to making tofu is to curdle the milk, and there are several ingredients you can use to do this, including terra alba (gypsum), nigari (bittern), lemon juice, vinegar, and Epsom salts.