potash is used principally as a component of fertilizers in agriculture.
This composition is simply a mixture of phosphorus, glue, and chlorate of potash.
From a solution of chromate of potash and diacetate of lead, as chrome yellow.
The object of Mason was to carry on the manufacture of potash.
Lemon juice and vinegar are merely acetates and citrates of potash, and are not as good.
potash is obtained in Germany, where it is found in several forms.
A word or two may be added on the effect of the two forms of potash—viz., as the sulphate and as the muriate.
They dye good but fugitive red with bichromate of potash, or alum.
Bichromate of potash comes in the form of lumps and crystals.
Nitre, or "nitrate," is a native nitrate of potash, or nitrate of soda.
1751, earlier -pot-ashes (1640s), a loan-translation of older Dutch potaschen, literally "pot ashes" (16c.); so called because it was originally obtained by soaking wood ashes in water and evaporating the mixture in an iron pot. Cf. German Pottasche, Danish potaske, Swedish pottaska, all also from Dutch. See also potassium. French potasse (1570s), Italian potassa are Germanic loan-words. The original plural was pot-ashes.