Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Made from billets of wood.
  • Same as clavellate.

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

  • adjective (Old Chem.), obsolete Said of potash, probably in reference to its having been obtained from billets of wood by burning.

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  • adjective chemistry, obsolete Said of potash, probably in reference to its having been obtained from billets of wood by burning.

Etymologies

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Compare Late Latin cineres clavelatti, ashes of burnt lees or dregs of wine, French clavel ("an inferior sort of soda"), English clavate.

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