What does the word meerschaum mean?

Usage examples for meerschaum

  1. Maltravers had recourse to the meerschaum. – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. Finally, when he was comfortably abed and puffing away at a short meerschaum, he turned to his comrade, stared at him for an instant, and then called him by name, twice. – The Genius by Margaret Horton Potter
  3. Many a fine meerschaum keeps up its cheerful fire on a shilling a- week. – Tobacco; Its History, Varieties, Culture, Manufacture and Commerce by E. R. Billings