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A form of obsidian consisting of glassy globules, used as insulation or in plant growth media.
- ‘With hot adhesives, however, it has to be paired with an insulation cover board of another type, such as perlite or wood fiber.’
- ‘The mix we use contains compost, peat, perlite, rock phosphates, blood meal, calcite clay and gypsum.’
- ‘Use a premixed potting soil, usually composed of sand, peat moss, fine bark, perlite or vermiculite.’
- ‘Most soil-less mixes are a combination of peat, perlite & vermiculite and drain very quickly.’
- ‘These soil mixtures should include sand, peat moss, perlite, vermiculite, and fir bark for adequate drainage.’
Mid 19th century: from French, from perle ‘pearl’.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.