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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Crude potassium bitartrate, a by-product of winemaking.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Unrefined or crude tartar; a hard crust, consisting of potassium bitartrate, formed on the sides of vessels in which wine has been fermented.
  • noun A cake of dried camel's dung, used by the Mongols as fuel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Crude tartar; an acidulous salt from which cream of tartar is prepared. It exists in the juice of grapes, and is deposited from wines on the sides of the casks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun potassium tartrate

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English argoile, from Anglo-Norman argoil, ultimately from Latin argilla, clay; see argil.]

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