Cipolin
Cipolin Cip"o*lin, n. [It. cippollino, prop., a little onion, fr. cipolla onion (cf. E. cibol). So called because its veins consist, like onions, of different strata, one lying upon another.] (Min.) A whitish marble, from Rome, containiing pale greenish zones. It consists of calcium carbonate, with zones and cloudings of talc. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • cipolin — [ sipɔlɛ̃ ] n. m. • 1693; it. cipollino, de cipolla « oignon » ♦ Géol. Calcaire métamorphique à veines serpentines. Par ext., cour. Marbre de teinte claire, formé de cristaux de calcite enchevêtrés, homogène ou à veines ondulées. « Une table de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • cipolin — CIPOLÍN s.n. 1. Marmură albă care conţine mică sau alte minerale colorate în straturi ce traversează roca. 2. Motiv decorativ oriental pentru porţelanuri, compus din frunze, fructe şi flori. – Din it. cipollino. Trimis de hai, 17.05.2004. Sursa:… …   Dicționar Român

  • Cipolin — s. Marmor …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • cipolin — or cipollino [chē΄pə lē′nōsip′ə lin΄] n. [Fr < It cipollino, lit., little onion (ult. < L cepa, onion): from its structure] a variety of Italian marble with alternating layers or streaks of color, esp. of white and green …   English World dictionary

  • Cipolin — Marbre cipolin Fût d’une colonne en marbre cipolin, conservé à la Basilique de Massenzio au Forum Romain, à Rome …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cipolin — (si po lin) adj. m. Marbre cipolin, espèce de marbre de structure foliacée auquel on a cru reconnaître de la ressemblance avec les tuniques des plantes bulbeuses. •   Le portique [du temple d Antonin et de Faustine] est formé par dix grosses… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • cipolin — n. an Italian white and green marble. Etymology: F cipolin or It. cipollino f. cipolla onion …   Useful english dictionary

  • CIPOLIN — n. m. Sorte de marbre de structure foliacée qui rappelle celle de l’oignon …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • cipolin — /sip euh lin/, n. an impure variety of marble with alternate white and greenish zones and a layered structure. [1790 1800; < F < It cipollino, equiv. to cipoll(a) onion ( < LL cepulla, equiv. to L cep(a) onion + ulla dim. suffix) + ino INE1] * *… …   Universalium

  • cipolin — [ sɪpəlɪn] noun an Italian marble with veins of talc, mica, or quartz, showing white and green streaks. Origin C18: from Fr., from Ital. cipollino, from cipolla onion (because the veins of other minerals resemble those of onion skin) …   English new terms dictionary

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