Lemnian bole
Lemnian Lem"ni*an (l[e^]m"n[i^]*an), a. [L. Lemnius, fr. Lemnus, Gr. Lh^mnos.] Of or pertaining to the isle of Lemnos. [1913 Webster]

{Lemnian bole}, {Lemnian earth}, an aluminous earth of a grayish yellow color; sphragide; -- formerly sold as medicine, having astringent properties.

{Lemnian reddle}, a reddle of firm consistence and deep red color; -- used by artificers in coloring. [1913 Webster]


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  • lemnian bole — noun or lemnian earth Usage: usually capitalized L : a gray to yellow or red clay obtained from Lemnos and used formerly in medicine as an adsorbent and protective …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lemnian — Lem ni*an (l[e^]m n[i^]*an), a. [L. Lemnius, fr. Lemnus, Gr. Lh^mnos.] Of or pertaining to the isle of Lemnos. [1913 Webster] {Lemnian bole}, {Lemnian earth}, an aluminous earth of a grayish yellow color; sphragide; formerly sold as medicine,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lemnian earth — Lemnian Lem ni*an (l[e^]m n[i^]*an), a. [L. Lemnius, fr. Lemnus, Gr. Lh^mnos.] Of or pertaining to the isle of Lemnos. [1913 Webster] {Lemnian bole}, {Lemnian earth}, an aluminous earth of a grayish yellow color; sphragide; formerly sold as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lemnian reddle — Lemnian Lem ni*an (l[e^]m n[i^]*an), a. [L. Lemnius, fr. Lemnus, Gr. Lh^mnos.] Of or pertaining to the isle of Lemnos. [1913 Webster] {Lemnian bole}, {Lemnian earth}, an aluminous earth of a grayish yellow color; sphragide; formerly sold as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lemnian earth — noun see lemnian bole * * * Lemnian earth noun An earthy clay from Lemnos • • • Main Entry: ↑Lemnian …   Useful english dictionary

  • terra lemnia — ˌterəˈlemnēə noun Etymology: Latin, literally, Lemnian earth 1. usually capitalized L : lemnian bole 2. often capitalized L : bole 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • sphragide — ˈsfraˌjīd, jə̇d noun ( s) Etymology: Latin sphragid , sphragis, from Greek, seal, signet; from the fact that it was sold in sealed packets : lemnian bole …   Useful english dictionary

  • Medicinal clay — German medicinal clay (Luvos Heilerde) consisting of loess, i.e. a mixture of sand, clay, and silt The use of medicinal clay in folk medicine goes back to prehistoric times. The indigenous peoples around the world still use clay widely, which is… …   Wikipedia

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