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English → English (WordNet) Definition: steatite steatite n : a soft heavy compact variety of talc having a soapy feel; used to make hearths and tabletops and ornaments [syn: soapstone, soaprock, soap-rock]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Steatite Steatite \Ste"a*tite\ (-t[imac]t), n. [Gr. ste`ar, ste`atos, fat, tallow: cf. F. st['e]atite.] (Min.) A massive variety of talc, of a grayish green or brown color. It forms extensive beds, and is quarried for fireplaces and for coarse utensils. Called also potstone, lard stone, and soapstone. [1913 Webster] Talc \Talc\, n. [F. talc; cf. Sp. & It. talco, LL. talcus; all fr. Ar. talq.] (Min.) A soft mineral of a soapy feel and a greenish, whitish, or grayish color, usually occurring in foliated masses. It is hydrous silicate of magnesia. Steatite, or soapstone, is a compact granular variety. [1913 Webster] Indurated talc, an impure, slaty talc, with a nearly compact texture, and greater hardness than common talc; -- called also talc slate. [1913 Webster]


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