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NOUN (1)

1. a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper);
[syn: china clay, china stone, kaolin, kaoline, porcelain clay, terra alba]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Kaolin \Ka"o*lin\, Kaoline \Ka"o*line\, n. [Chin. kao-ling.] (Min.) A very pure white clay, ordinarily in the form of an impalpable powder, and used to form the paste of porcelain; China clay; porcelain clay. It is chiefly derived from the decomposition of common feldspar. [1913 Webster] Note: The name is now applied to all porcelain clays which endure the fire without discoloration. [1913 Webster]