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pearlash

[purl-ash] /ˈpɜrlˌæʃ/
noun
1.
commercial potassium carbonate.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30; pearl1 + ash1
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  • The soap used by the colonists was made by hand from potash or pearlash added to rendered fats.

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