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terra al·ba  audio  (lb, ôlb) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. Finely pulverized gypsum used in making paper and paints and as a nutrient for growing yeast.
  2. Kaolin.

ETYMOLOGY:
New Latin : Latin terra, earth + Latin alba, feminine of albus, white


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