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bentonite

bentonite (bĕnˈtənītˌ): see clay.
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bentonite

[′bent·ən‚īt]
(geology)
A clay formed from volcanic ash decomposition and largely composed of montmorillonite and beidellite. Also known as taylorite.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bentonite

A clay, formed from decomposed volcanic ash, with a high content of the mineral montmorillonite; has the capability of absorbing a considerable amount of water, and swells accordingly.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.