Emery



[em-uh-ree, em-ree] /ˈɛm ə ri, ˈɛm ri/

noun
1.
a granular mineral substance consisting typically of corundum mixed with magnetite or hematite, used powdered, crushed, or consolidated for grinding and polishing.
[em-uh-ree, em-ree] /ˈɛm ə ri, ˈɛm ri/
noun
1.
a male or female given name.
/ˈɛmərɪ/
noun
1.

n.

“granular mixture used as an abrasive,” late 15c., from Middle French émeri, from Old French esmeril, from Italian smeriglo, from Vulgar Latin *smyrilium, from Greek smyris “abrasive powder” used for rubbing and polishing, probably a non-Greek word, perhaps from a Semitic source.

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    [em-uh-ree, em-ree] /ˈɛm ə ri, ˈɛm ri/ noun 1. a male or female given name. /ˈɛmərɪ/ noun 1. n. “granular mixture used as an abrasive,” late 15c., from Middle French émeri, from Old French esmeril, from Italian smeriglo, from Vulgar Latin *smyrilium, from Greek smyris “abrasive powder” used for rubbing and polishing, probably a non-Greek […]

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