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 for kaoline
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Kaolin \Ka"o*lin\, Kaoline \Ka"o*line\, n. [Chin. kao-ling.]
     A very pure white clay, ordinarily in the form of an
     impalpable powder, and used to form the paste of porcelain;
     China clay; porcelain clay. It is chiefly derived from the
     decomposition of common feldspar.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: The name is now applied to all porcelain clays which
           endure the fire without discoloration.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 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) [syn: china
           clay, china stone, kaolin, kaoline, porcelain
           clay, terra alba]

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