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scoria

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Noun
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sco=ri=a

CIDE DICTIONARY

scorian. [L., fr. Gr. , fr. dung, ordure.].
  •  The recrement of metals in fusion, or the slag rejected after the reduction of metallic ores; dross.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Cellular slaggy lava; volcanic cinders.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

scoria, n. (pl. scoriae)
1 cellular lava, or fragments of it.
2 the slag or dross of metals.

Derivative
scoriaceous adj.
Etymology
L f. Gk skoria refuse f. skor dung

THESAURUS

scoria

aa, abyssal rock, alluvion, alluvium, ash, ashes, basalt, bedrock, block lava, brand, brash, breccia, calx, carbon, charcoal, cinder, clinker, coal, coke, conglomerate, coom, crag, deposition, deposits, diluvium, draff, dregs, dross, druid stone, ember, feces, festooned pahoehoe, froth, fume, gneiss, granite, grounds, igneous rock, lava, lees, limestone, living rock, loess, magma, mantlerock, metamorphic rock, monolith, moraine, offscum, pahoehoe, pillow lava, porphyry, precipitate, precipitation, pudding stone, reek, regolith, rock, ropy lava, rubble, rubblestone, sandstone, sarsen, schist, scree, scum, sediment, sedimentary rock, settlings, shelly pahoehoe, silt, sinter, slag, smoke, smudge, smut, soot, stone, sublimate, sullage, talus, tufa, tuff

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