Alquifou
Alquifou Al"qui*fou, n. [Equiv. to arquifoux, F. alquifoux, Sp. alquif['o]l, fr. the same Arabic word as alcohol. See {Alcohol}.] A lead ore found in Cornwall, England, and used by potters to give a green glaze to their wares; potter's ore. [1913 Webster]

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  • Alquifou — (based, along with the word alcohol, on the Arabic word al kuhl ), is a lead ore found in Cornwall, England, used by potters for its green glaze.References*1911 …   Wikipedia

  • alquifou — ‖ alquifou (ælkɪˈfuː) [Fr. alquifoux (arquifoux), ad. Sp. alquifol, ad. Cat. alcofol alcohol (f repr. guttural ḥ, cf. alforge and Eng. draft, draught). In this form the word has more closely retained the original sense.] A lead ore, containing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alcohol — Al co*hol ([a^]l k[ o]*h[o^]l), n. [Cf. F. alcool, formerly written alcohol, Sp. alcohol alcohol, antimony, galena, OSp. alcofol; all fr. Ar. al kohl a powder of antimony or galena, to paint the eyebrows with. The name was afterwards applied, on… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • amyl alcohol — Alcohol Al co*hol ([a^]l k[ o]*h[o^]l), n. [Cf. F. alcool, formerly written alcohol, Sp. alcohol alcohol, antimony, galena, OSp. alcofol; all fr. Ar. al kohl a powder of antimony or galena, to paint the eyebrows with. The name was afterwards… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arquifoux — Ar qui*foux, n. Same as {Alquifou}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • C2H5OH — Alcohol Al co*hol ([a^]l k[ o]*h[o^]l), n. [Cf. F. alcool, formerly written alcohol, Sp. alcohol alcohol, antimony, galena, OSp. alcofol; all fr. Ar. al kohl a powder of antimony or galena, to paint the eyebrows with. The name was afterwards… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • C5H11OH — Alcohol Al co*hol ([a^]l k[ o]*h[o^]l), n. [Cf. F. alcool, formerly written alcohol, Sp. alcohol alcohol, antimony, galena, OSp. alcofol; all fr. Ar. al kohl a powder of antimony or galena, to paint the eyebrows with. The name was afterwards… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CH3CH2OH — Alcohol Al co*hol ([a^]l k[ o]*h[o^]l), n. [Cf. F. alcool, formerly written alcohol, Sp. alcohol alcohol, antimony, galena, OSp. alcofol; all fr. Ar. al kohl a powder of antimony or galena, to paint the eyebrows with. The name was afterwards… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CH3OH — Alcohol Al co*hol ([a^]l k[ o]*h[o^]l), n. [Cf. F. alcool, formerly written alcohol, Sp. alcohol alcohol, antimony, galena, OSp. alcofol; all fr. Ar. al kohl a powder of antimony or galena, to paint the eyebrows with. The name was afterwards… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ethanol — Alcohol Al co*hol ([a^]l k[ o]*h[o^]l), n. [Cf. F. alcool, formerly written alcohol, Sp. alcohol alcohol, antimony, galena, OSp. alcofol; all fr. Ar. al kohl a powder of antimony or galena, to paint the eyebrows with. The name was afterwards… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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