argol

argol

[ahr-guhl]
noun
a crude tartar, produced as a by-product in casks by the fermentation of wine grapes, used as a mordant in dyeing, in the manufacture of tartaric acid, and in fertilizers.
Also, argal.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English argul, argoile < Anglo-French argoilLatin argilla argil

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argol or argal (ˈɑːɡɒl)
 
n
crude potassium hydrogentartrate, deposited as a crust on the sides of wine vats
 
[C14: from Anglo-French argoil, of unknown origin]
 
argal or argal
 
n
 
[C14: from Anglo-French argoil, of unknown origin]

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