bentonite

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Etymology[edit]

From Benton +‎ -ite, after the place where it was first mined: Fort Benton, Montana.

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bentonite (countable and uncountable, plural bentonites)

  1. (mineralogy) Any of several impure clay minerals consisting mostly of montmorillonite.
  2. A porous clay formed by the decomposition of volcanic ash that swells 5 to 6 times its original volume in the presence of water.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

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bentonite f (plural bentonites)

  1. (mineralogy) bentonite

Italian[edit]

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bentonite f (plural bentoniti)

  1. (mineralogy) bentonite

References[edit]

  • Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1.[3] (etymology)