Meerschaum

Definition of Meerschaum

Meer´schaum   Pronunciation: mēr´shạm; 277
n.1.(Min.) A fine white claylike mineral, soft, and light enough when in dry masses to float in water. It is a hydrous silicate of magnesia, and is obtained chiefly in Asia Minor. It is manufacturd into tobacco pipes, cigar holders, etc. Also called sepiolite.
2.A tobacco pipe made of this mineral; a meerschaum pipe.

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