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



BrE BrE//ˈkeɪəlɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkeɪəlɪn//
(also china clay) [uncountable]
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a type of fine white clay used in some medicines and in making porcelain for cups, plates, etc. Word Originearly 18th cent.: from French, from Chinese gāolǐng, literally ‘high hill’, the name of a mountain in Jiangxi province where the clay is found.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: kaolin