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cipolin

[sip-uh-lin] /ˈsɪp ə lɪn/
noun
1.
an impure variety of marble with alternate white and greenish zones and a layered structure.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; < French < Italian cipollino, equivalent to cipoll(a) onion (< Late Latin cēpulla, equivalent to Latin cēp(a) onion + -ulla diminutive suffix) + -ino -ine1
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cipolin

/ˈsɪpəlɪn/
noun
1.
an Italian marble with alternating white and green streaks
Word Origin
C18: from French, from Italian cipollino a little onion, from cipolla onion, from Late Latin cēpulla, diminutive of Latin cēpa onion; from its likeness to the layers of an onion
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