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murram

Line breaks: mur¦ram
Pronunciation: /ˈmʌrəm
 
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Definition of murram in English:

noun

[mass noun]
A form of laterite (clayey material) used for road surfaces in tropical Africa.
Example sentences
  • In order to make these roads passable during rainy season, grading them to murram status is ongoing.
  • If murram or good quality clay is not available, use sand for filling with adequate watering.
  • We have one highway which on reaching Namungalwe, you branch off to the left and there we have a murram road.

Origin

1920s: a local word.

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