Scoria Sco"ri*a, n.; pl. {Scori[ae]}. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? dung, ordure.] 1. The recrement of metals in fusion, or the slag rejected after the reduction of metallic ores; dross. [1913 Webster]

2. Cellular slaggy lava; volcanic cinders. [1913 Webster]

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