Nouns denoting substances

carboxylic acid
an organic acid characterized by one or more carboxyl groups
 
ballast
coarse gravel laid to form a bed for streets and railroads
 
amino plastic
a plastic (synthetic resin) made from amino compounds; used as an adhesive and as a coating for paper and textiles
 
porpoise oil
a yellow fatty oil obtained from porpoises and used as a fine lubricant
 
Payne's grey
any pigment that produces a greyish to dark greyish blue
 
almandine
a purple variety of the ruby spinel
 
box calf
black calfskin leather tanned with chromium salts
 
Gd
a ductile silvery-white ductile ferromagnetic trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group
 
cetrimide
a cationic detergent that is a powerful disinfectant
 
animal starch
one form in which body fuel is stored; stored primarily in the liver and broken down into glucose when needed by the body
 
litter
rubbish carelessly dropped or left about (especially in public places)
 
red coral
the hard stony skeleton of a Mediterranean coral that has a delicate red or pink color and is used for jewelry
 
china clay
a fine usually white clay formed by the weathering of aluminous minerals (as feldspar); used in ceramics and as an absorbent and as a filler (e.g., in paper)
 
cordwood
firewood cut and stacked in cords; wood sold by the cord
 
radiopaque dye
dye that does not allow the passage of X rays or other radiation; used to outline certain organs during X-ray examination
 
sulphuric acid
(H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry
 
Swedish iron
wrought iron of high purity made in Sweden
 
dodecanoic acid
a crystalline fatty acid occurring as glycerides in natural fats and oils (especially coconut oil and palm-kernel oil)
 
phenyl salicylate
a white powder with a pleasant taste and odor; used to absorb light in sun tan lotions or as a preservative or an antiseptic or a coating for pills in which the medicine is intended for enteric release
 
brown coal
intermediate between peat and bituminous coal
 
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