- 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.
Origin of argol
1350–1400; Middle English argul, argoile < Anglo-French argoil ≪ Latin argilla argil
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Examples from the Web for argol
None surely,” interposed Argol, “is so vain as to put his prowess on a par with mine.Patraas
R. H. Busk
Everything one eats and drinks has the same taste of argol smoke.The Unveiling of Lhasa
Or else take equal portions of gold ore, vitriol, argol, and of salt.
It must be borne in mind that this argol was crude tartrates from wine vats, and probably contained a good deal of organic matter.
The district of Argol is first received colonies, who introduced civilisation into Greece.Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)
- crude potassium hydrogentartrate, deposited as a crust on the sides of wine vats
C14: from Anglo-French argoil, of unknown origin
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