Ka"o*lin, Ka"o*line (?), n. [Chin. kao-ling.] Min.
A very pure white clay, ordinarily in the form of an impalpable powder, and used to form the paste of porcelain; China clay; porcelain clay. It is chiefly derived from the decomposition of common feldspar.
⇒ The name is now applied to all porcelain clays which endure the fire without discoloration.
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