Am`i*an"thus (#), n. [L. amiantus, Gr. (lit., unsoiled stone) a greenish stone, like asbestus; priv. + to stain, to defile; so called from its incombustibility.] Min.
Earth flax, or mountain flax; a soft silky variety of asbestus.
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