1. [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.]
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.
Note: The name is now applied to all porcelain clays which
endure the fire without discoloration.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 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]