arborite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Genericization of trademark Arborite.

Noun[edit]

arborite

  1. A heat-resistant laminate material used to veneer countertops.
    • 1994, Richard Stevenson, Flying Coffins, →ISBN, page 37:
      Green creatures extending first one leg, then another after blasts of water have failed to send them down memory's drain: you can practically hear them scuttle, pointed leaves raised defiantly like crab pinchers above the arborite of our countertops.
    • 2002, Dragan Vujic, Dark Shadow of the Werewolf, →ISBN, page 105:
      An empty shot glass accompanied a half full vodka bottle on the dull gray arborite counter.
    • 2013, Margot Griffiths, Angel Hair, →ISBN, page 125:
      A sheet of beige arborite was leaning up against the newly finished garage wall.

Synonyms[edit]

Hyponyms[edit]

  • Formica (the trademarked brand name material)
  • Arborite (the trademarked brand name material)