Definition of argol in English:

argol

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Pronunciation: /ˈɑːg(ə)l
 
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noun

[mass noun]
  • Tartar obtained from wine fermentation.
    More example sentences
    • Potassium tartrate, the source of this white residue, is sometimes referred to as argol, or lees.
    • In the casting experiments, three fluxing agents were tested – borax, pine resin and a mixture of table salt and burnt argol.
    • In 1853 there was very little argol deposited; but the gross lees of the wine were in great demand, and sold for about 15 shillings per basket.

Origin

Middle English: from Anglo-Norman French argoile, of unknown origin.

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