/ mɪəʃəm /
ETYM German, lit., sea foam; meer sea + schaum foam; but it perh. is a corruption of the Tartaric name myrsen. Related to Mere a lake, and Scum.
1. A pipe having a bowl made of meerschaum.
2. A white clayey mineral; SYN. sepiolite.
White fine clayey silicate of magnesium; smoking pipe made or partly made of this.
Aggregate of minerals, usually the soft white mineral sepiolite, hydrous magnesium silicate. It floats on water and is used for making pipe bowls.