pozzolana

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Italian pozz(u)ollana, earth of Pozzuoli, a town near Naples, itself from Latin Puteoli, ultimately from the verb puteō (stink).

Noun[edit]

pozzolana (plural pozzolanas)

  1. A type of volcanic ash used for mortar or for cement which sets under water.

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References[edit]

  • The Concise Oxford Dictionary, 10th ed, p.1122.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

pozzolana f (plural pozzolane)

  1. (geology) pozzolana
  2. pozzolan