meerschaum definition

  • noun:
    • A fine, small, typically white claylike mineral of hydrous magnesium silicate, H4Mg2Si3O10, based in the Mediterranean area and found in fashioning cigarette pipelines so that as a building rock. Also called sepiolite.
    • A tobacco pipe with a bowl made of this mineral.
    • A soft white mineral, chiefly useful for smoking-pipes and cigar holders.
    • A smoking-pipe made from meerschaum.
    • a superb white claylike mineral, smooth, and light adequate whenever in dried out masses to float in water. It's a hydrous silicate of magnesia, and it is acquired mainly in Asia Minor. It's manufacturd into tobacco pipes, cigar holders, etc. Also called sepiolite.
    • A tobacco pipe manufactured from this mineral; a meerschaum pipe.
    • A hydrated silicate of magnesium, occurring in good white clay-like masses, which whenever dried out will float on water; sepiolite.
    • A pipe created from this substance.
    • a pipe having a bowl made from meerschaum
    • a white clayey mineral

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