Definition of terra alba in English:

terra alba

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Pronunciation: /tɛrə ˈalbə


[mass noun]
  • Pulverized gypsum, especially as an ingredient of medicines.
    More example sentences
    • Other names for edible terra alba are food-grade gypsum or food-grade calcium sulfate.
    • Natural Pigments offers terra alba imported from Cennino Cennini's hometown in northern Italy and near the same location where he undoubtedly obtained his own gesso.
    • Twelve ounces of terra alba will coagulate enough soymilk to make 90 pounds of tofu and is preferred by many for a delicious source of dietary calcium.


Latin, literally 'white earth'.

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