malm

malm

[mahm]
noun
an artificial mixture of chalk and clay for making into bricks.

Origin:
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)
 
n
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
 
[Old English mealm- (in compound words); related to Old Norse malmr ore, Gothic malma sand]

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