Samian earth
Samian Sa"mi*an, a. [L. Samius.] Of or pertaining to the island of Samos. [1913 Webster]

Fill high the cup with Samian wine. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

{Samian earth}, a species of clay from Samos, formerly used in medicine as an astringent. [1913 Webster]


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