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kieselguhr

[kee-zuh l-goo r] /ˈki zəlˌgʊər/
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; < German, equivalent to Kiesel flint + Gu(h)r earthy deposit
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kieselguhr

/ˈkiːzəlˌɡʊə/
noun
1.
an unconsolidated form of diatomite
Word Origin
C19: from German Kieselgur, from Kiesel flint, pebble + Gur loose earthy deposit
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