argol

or ar·gal

[ahr-guh l]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. argininosuccinicaciduria,
  2. argive,
  3. argle,
  4. argle-bargle,
  5. argo,
  6. argolis,
  7. argon,
  8. argonaut,
  9. argonauts,
  10. argonne

Origin of argol

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

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British Dictionary definitions for argol

argol

argal

noun

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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