Meaning of GYPSUM in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈjip-səm ]


Etymology: Latin, from Greek gypsos

Date: 14th century

1. : a widely distributed mineral consisting of hydrous calcium sulfate that is used especially as a soil amendment and in making plaster of paris

2. : drywall

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