- 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.
- Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1. (etymology)
kaolin m (plural kaolins)
- “kaolin” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).