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malm

[mahm] /mɑm/
noun
1.
an artificial mixture of chalk and clay for making into bricks.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English malme sand, malm, Old English mealm- (in mealmiht sandy, mealmstān sandstone); cognate with Old Norse mālmr metal (in granular form), Gothic malma sand; akin to Old Saxon, Old High German melm dust. See meal2
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malm

/mɑːm/
noun
1.
a soft greyish limestone that crumbles easily
2.
a chalky soil formed from this limestone
3.
an artificial mixture of clay and chalk used to make bricks
Word Origin
Old English mealm- (in compound words); related to Old Norse malmr ore, Gothic malma sand
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