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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 meer·schaum /ˈmɪrʃəm, ˌʃɔm/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Meer·schaum n.
 1. Min. A fine white claylike mineral, soft, and light enough when in dry masses to float in water.  It is a hydrous silicate of magnesia, and is obtained chiefly in Asia Minor.  It is manufacturd into tobacco pipes, cigar holders, etc. Also called sepiolite.
 2. A tobacco pipe made of this mineral; a meerschaum pipe.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a white clayey mineral [syn: sepiolite]
      2: a pipe having a bowl made of meerschaum