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

 

kaolin

 noun
noun
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 Origin early 18th cent.: from French, from Chinese gāolǐng, literally ‘high hill’, the name of a mountain in Jiangxi province where the clay is found.
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