meerschaum


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meerschaum

1. a white, yellowish, or pink compact earthy mineral consisting of hydrated magnesium silicate: used to make tobacco pipes and as a building stone. Formula: Mg2Si3O6(OH)4
2. a tobacco pipe having a bowl made of this mineral

meerschaum

[′mir‚shȯm]
(mineralogy)
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