cipolin [sip-uh-lin] WORD ORIGIN noun an impure variety of marble with alternate white and greenish zones and a layered structure.

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  • Origin of cipolin 1790–1800; French Italian cipollino, equivalent to cipoll(a) onion (Late Latin cēpulla, equivalent to Latin cēp(a) onion + -ulla diminutive suffix) + -ino -ine1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 British Dictionary definitions for cipolin cipolin noun an Italian marble with alternating white and green streaks Word Origin for cipolin C18: from French, from Italian cipollino a little onion, from cipolla onion, from Late Latin cēpulla, diminutive of Latin cēpa onion; from its likeness to the layers of an onion Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

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