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(Science: chemical) earth flax, or mountain flax; a soft silky variety of asbestus.

Origin: L. Amiantus, gr. (lit, unsoiled stone) a greenish stone, like asbestus; priv. _ to stain, to defile; so called from its incombustibility.

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