Amianthus



a fine variety of asbestos, with delicate, flexible filaments.
Historical Examples

What store of amianthus there is in Cyprus; and how they work it?
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society – Vol 1 – 1666 Various

The Chinese and the Corsicans blend the fibres of amianthus in their pottery to give it tenacity.
Medical Essays Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

noun
any of the fine silky varieties of asbestos

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