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amianthus


amianthus


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amianthus  \Am`i*an"thus\,  n.  [L.  amiantus  Gr  ?  ?  (lit., 
  unsoiled  stone)  a  greenish  stone,  like  asbestus;  'a  priv.  +  ? 
  to  stain,  to  defile;  so  called  from  its  incombustibility.] 
  (Min.) 
  Earth  flax,  or  mountain  flax;  a  soft  silky  variety  of 
  asbestus.