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EtymologyEdit

From French kaolin, from Chinese 高嶺高岭 (Gāolǐng, “high hill”), in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China, the location where this clay was first found.

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kaolin (countable and uncountable, plural kaolins)

  1. A fine clay, rich in kaolinite, used in ceramics, paper-making, etc.
    • 1757, The Handmaid to the Arts, volume 2:
      The composition of the Eastern or proper China ware, according to accounts that have great marks of authenticity, is from two earths; one of which is, as was before mentioned, vitrescent, and is called Petunse; the other a refractory or apyrous earth; and called Kaolin.

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  • Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1.[1] (etymology)

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kaolin m

  1. kaolin

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the Chinese words 高嶺高岭 (Gāolǐng, “high hill”), in Jingdezhen, Jiangxi province, China, the location this clay was first found.

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kaolin m (plural kaolins)

  1. kaolin

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kaǒliːn/
  • Hyphenation: ka‧o‧lin

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kaòlīn m (Cyrillic spelling као̀лӣн)

  1. kaolin

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