Clavellated Clav"el*la`ted (kl[a^]v"[e^]l*l[=a]"t[e^]d), a. [Cf. LL. cineres clavelatti ashes of burnt lees or dregs of wine, F. clavel an inferior sort of soda, E. clavate.] (Old Chem.) Said of potash, probably in reference to its having been obtained from billets of wood by burning. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • clavellated — ˈklavəˌlād.ə̇d adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin clavellatus (from clavellus nail from Late Latin, small sore resembling the head of a nail, diminutive of Latin clavus nail + Latin atus ate) + English ed probably from the nail studded… …   Useful english dictionary

  • clavellated — clav·el·lat·ed …   English syllables

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