noun. any of a group of yellow or brown hydrous silicate minerals having a micaceous structure.
- vermiculus (Latin)
- vermis (Latin)
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.
Sprinkling the soil surface with vermiculite or fine-milled peat moss prevents the soil surface from crusting.