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Definition of China clay

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kaolin, white clay used in the manufacture of porcelain
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china clay
n : a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper) [syn: china stone , kaolin, kaoline, porcelain clay, terra alba ]


china clay
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Noun
1. a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper)
(synonym) china stone, kaolin, kaoline, porcelain clay, terra alba
(hypernym) clay
(substance-holonym) Kaopectate
(class) art paper
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Glossary of papermaking terms
A mineral, obtained largely from Cornwall, used by papermakers to obtain finish and consistency; also for coating art and chromo paper. Also called Kaolin.
China clay Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Kaolinite is a clay mineral, part of the group of industrial minerals, with the chemical composition Al2Si2O5(OH)4. It is a layered silicate mineral, with one tetrahedral sheet linked through oxygen atoms to one octahedral sheet of alumina octahedra. Rocks that are rich in kaolinite are known as kaolin or china clay.

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