Origin of potass

1790–1800; < French potasse < Dutch potasch (now pronounced and spelled potas) potash
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Historical Examples of potass

  • We then commenced the making of potass, waiting for the surrender of the colony.

    Perils and Captivity

    Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard

  • Whisky and potass does not agree with everybody; but I am not screwed, not at all.

    The Hill

    Horace Annesley Vachell

  • "I think I will have some curaçao and potass;" and he rang the bell.

  • Potassium-hydrogen sulphate, Acid potassium sulphate; Potass bisulphas.

  • Opii Sedativus as before-mentioned, or a gentle draught of sulphate of potass, rhubarb, and manna.