Definition of argol in English:

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argol

Pronunciation: /ˈɑːɡ(ə)l/

noun

[mass noun]
Tartar obtained from wine fermentation.
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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