Lemnian earth

Lemnian earth
Lem·nian earth 'lem-nē-ən-'ərth n a gray to yellow or red clay obtained from the Greek island of Lemnos and formerly used in medicine as an adsorbent and protective

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  • Lemnian earth — Lemnian Lem ni*an (l[e^]m n[i^]*an), a. [L. Lemnius, fr. Lemnus, Gr. Lh^mnos.] Of or pertaining to the isle of Lemnos. [1913 Webster] {Lemnian bole}, {Lemnian earth}, an aluminous earth of a grayish yellow color; sphragide; formerly sold as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lemnian earth — noun see lemnian bole * * * Lemnian earth noun An earthy clay from Lemnos • • • Main Entry: ↑Lemnian …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lemnian — Lem ni*an (l[e^]m n[i^]*an), a. [L. Lemnius, fr. Lemnus, Gr. Lh^mnos.] Of or pertaining to the isle of Lemnos. [1913 Webster] {Lemnian bole}, {Lemnian earth}, an aluminous earth of a grayish yellow color; sphragide; formerly sold as medicine,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lemnian bole — Lemnian Lem ni*an (l[e^]m n[i^]*an), a. [L. Lemnius, fr. Lemnus, Gr. Lh^mnos.] Of or pertaining to the isle of Lemnos. [1913 Webster] {Lemnian bole}, {Lemnian earth}, an aluminous earth of a grayish yellow color; sphragide; formerly sold as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lemnian reddle — Lemnian Lem ni*an (l[e^]m n[i^]*an), a. [L. Lemnius, fr. Lemnus, Gr. Lh^mnos.] Of or pertaining to the isle of Lemnos. [1913 Webster] {Lemnian bole}, {Lemnian earth}, an aluminous earth of a grayish yellow color; sphragide; formerly sold as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lemnian bole — noun or lemnian earth Usage: usually capitalized L : a gray to yellow or red clay obtained from Lemnos and used formerly in medicine as an adsorbent and protective …   Useful english dictionary

  • sig|il|lat|ed earth — «SIHJ uh LAY tihd», Lemnian earth, so called because it is made into cakes stamped with a seal …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lemnos — Lemnian /lem nee euhn/, adj., n. /lem nos, nohs/; Gk. /leem naws/, n. a Greek island in the NE Aegean. 20,000; 186 sq. mi. (480 sq. km). Cap.: Kastro. * * * ▪ island, Greece Modern Greek  Límnos        isolated Greek island in the Aegean Sea,… …   Universalium

  • Medicinal clay — German medicinal clay (Luvos Heilerde) consisting of loess, i.e. a mixture of sand, clay, and silt The use of medicinal clay in folk medicine goes back to prehistoric times. The indigenous peoples around the world still use clay widely, which is… …   Wikipedia

  • Terra — Ter ra, n. [It. & L. See {Terrace}.] The earth; earth. [1913 Webster] {Terra alba} [L., white earth] (Com.), a white amorphous earthy substance consisting of burnt gypsum, aluminium silicate (kaolin), or some similar ingredient, as magnesia. It… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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