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Pronunciation: erth


  1. Soil; the soft material of the land, as opposed to rock and sand.
  2. An easily pulverized mineral.
  3. An insoluble oxide of aluminum or of certain other elements characterized by a high melting point.

[A.S. eorthe]

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