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argol

[ahr-guh l] /ˈɑr gəl/
noun
1.
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
1350-1400; Middle English argul, argoile < Anglo-French argoilLatin argilla argil
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argol

/ˈɑːɡɒl/
noun
1.
crude potassium hydrogentartrate, deposited as a crust on the sides of wine vats
Word Origin
C14: from Anglo-French argoil, of unknown origin
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