silica
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈsɪl.ɪ.kə/
Noun

silica

  1. Silicon dioxide.
  2. Any of the silica group of the silicate minerals.
    • 1993, Historic American Building Survey, Town of Clayburg: Refractories Company Town, National Park Service, 2:
      Its Blair County property was sited at the foot of ganister-covered Dunnings Mountain to compete with the Mount Union plants making silica bricks for the steel industry.
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