Etymology

1. vermiculite

noun. any of a group of yellow or brown hydrous silicate minerals having a micaceous structure.

Etymology

  • vermiculus (Latin)
  • vermis (Latin)

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Example sentences of the word vermiculite


1. Noun, singular or mass
Dig up the rooted sections, plant them out of direct sunlight in a planting mix of 1 part peat moss and 1 part vermiculite and water regularly.

2. Adjective
Sprinkling the soil surface with vermiculite or fine-milled peat moss prevents the soil surface from crusting.

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