What does kieselguhr mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. diatomaceous earth, diatomite, kieselguhr(noun)

    a light soil consisting of siliceous diatom remains and often used as a filtering material


  1. kieselguhr(Noun)

    A kind of soft rock containing the remains of diatoms; it absorbs nitroglycerine and is used to manufacture dynamite.

  2. Origin: From Kieselguhr, from Kiesel ‘gravel’ + Guhr ‘guhr’.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Kieselguhr(noun)

    siliceous earth; specifically, porous infusorial earth, used as an absorbent of nitroglycerin in the manufacture of dynamite

  2. Origin: [G., fr. kiesel flint + guhr an earthy deposit or sediment in water.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Kieselguhr

    kē′zl-gūr, n. the mineral remains of a species of algæ, used in the manufacture of dynamite. [Ger.,—kiesel, flint, guhr, fermentation.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of kieselguhr in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of kieselguhr in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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