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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Consisting of or abounding in a class of unicellular or colonial algae having a silicified cell wall that persists as a skeleton after death.

Usage examples (35)
  • Such layers, or beds, of diatoms are called diatomaceous earth, or diatomite.
  • • Sprinkle table salt or diatomaceous earth on carpets.
  • Dust your plants and surrounding soil with diatomaceous earth.
  • Allow me to introduce you to your new best friend: diatomaceous earth. for more
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