HyperDic: gypsum

English > 1 sense of the word gypsum:
NOUNsubstancegypsuma common white or colorless mineral (hydrated calcium sulphate) used to make cements and plasters / plasters (especially plaster of Paris)
gypsum > pronunciation
Soundsjhih'psahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > gypsum: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA common white or colorless mineral (hydrated calcium sulphate) used to make cements and plasters / plasters (especially plaster of Paris).
NarroweralabasterA compact fine-textured, usually white gypsum used for carving
gessogypsum or plaster of Paris spread on a surface to make it suitable for painting or gilding (or a surface so prepared)
terra albafinely pulverized gypsum used especially as a pigment
Broadercalcium sulphate, calcium sulfateA white salt (CaSO4)
mineralSolid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
Substance ofplaster of Paris, plasterAny of several gypsum cements
Substancescalcium, Ca, atomic number 20A white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light
Spanishaljez, yeso
Catalanguix

©2001-22 · HyperDic hyper-dictionary · Contact

English | Spanish | Catalan
Privacy | Robots

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict