Steatite

Ste"a*tite

(-tt), n. [Gr. ste`ar, ste`atos, fat, tallow: cf. F. statite.] (Min.) A massive variety of talc, of a grayish green or brown color. It forms extensive beds, and is quarried for fireplaces and for coarse utensils. Called also potstone, lard stone, and soapstone.
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