a glossy green- or silver-leaved herb, Pilea cadierei, often grown as a houseplant.
- Aluminum silicate
any of a group of naturally occurring, water-insoluble substances, obtained from clay or synthesized, containing varying amounts of oxides of aluminum and silicon, Al 2 O 3 and Si 2 O 3 , and used in the manufacture of glass, ceramics, paints, printing inks, rubber, and plastics. Historical Examples China clay, or aluminum silicate, is […]
- Aluminum soap
any of the salts formed by higher carboxylic acids and aluminum, as aluminum oleate, aluminum palmitate, and aluminum stearate.
- Aluminum sulfate
a white, crystalline, water-soluble solid, Al 2 (SO 4) 3 , used chiefly as a water-purifying agent, as a mordant, and as a size in the manufacture of paper. Historical Examples Vitriol is copper or iron sulfate, saltpeter is potassium nitrate, and alum is an aluminum sulfate salt. Rembrandt’s Etching Technique: An Example Peter Morse
a woman who is a graduate or former student of a specific school, college, or university. Contemporary Examples “They claim me as an alumna, though I did not alum,” she said. Melissa Leo Breaks Oscar Silence Jacob Bernstein February 20, 2011 “Women are expected to do everything, do it well, and look hot while doing […]