Definition of emery noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈeməri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeməri//
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a hard mineral used especially in powder form for polishing things and making them smooth Word Originlate 15th cent.: from French émeri, from Old French esmeri, from Italian smeriglio, based on Greek smuris, smiris ‘polishing powder’.
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