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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kaolin  \Ka"o*lin\,  Kaoline  \Ka"o*line\,  n.  [Chin.  kao-ling.] 
  (Min.) 
  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. 
 
  Note:  The  name  is  now  applied  to  all  porcelain  clays  which 
  endure  the  fire  without  discoloration. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kaoline 
  n  :  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},  {porcelain  clay},  {terra 
  alba}] 




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