argal

1
[ahr-guh l]

argal

2
[ahr-guh l]
noun
  1. argali.

argal

3
[ahr-guh l]
conjunction, adverb Literary.
  1. therefore: used facetiously to indicate that the reasoning that had gone before or the conclusion that follows is specious or absurd.

Origin of argal

3
1595–1605; probably representing a popular early Modern English pronunciation of Latin ergō ergo, with ĕr > ar, laxing of ō, and excrescent l

argol

or ar·gal

[ahr-guh l]
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.

Origin of argol

1350–1400; Middle English argul, argoile < Anglo-French argoilLatin argilla argil
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British Dictionary definitions for argal

argal

noun
  1. another name for argol

argol

argal

noun
  1. crude potassium hydrogentartrate, deposited as a crust on the sides of wine vats

Word Origin for argol

C14: from Anglo-French argoil, of unknown origin
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