Argoile
Argoile Ar"goile, n. Potter's clay. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • argol — noun Etymology: Middle English argoile, from Anglo French argoil Date: 14th century crude tartar deposited in wine casks during aging …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • argol — /ahr geuhl/, n. a crude tartar, produced as a by product in casks by the fermentation of wine grapes, used as a mordant in dyeing, in the manufacture of tartaric acid, and in fertilizers. Also, argal. [1350 1400; ME argul, argoile < AF argoil L… …   Universalium

  • argol — [ α:g(ə)l] noun tartar obtained from wine fermentation. Origin ME: from Anglo Norman Fr. argoile, of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary

  • argol — ar•gol [[t]ˈɑr gəl[/t]] n. chem. a crude tartar produced as a by product of grape fermentation and used in dyeing, in tartaric acid, and in fertilizers • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME argul, argoile < AF argoil « L argilla clay …   From formal English to slang

  • argol — /ˈagɒl/ (say ahgol) noun crude tartar; wine stone. Also, argal. {Middle English argoile, from Anglo French argoil} …   Australian English dictionary

  • argol — [är′gəl] n. [ME argoile < Anglo Fr argoil] tartar in its crude form as deposited in wine casks …   English World dictionary

  • argol — n. crude potassium hydrogen tartrate. Etymology: ME f. AF argoile, of unkn. orig …   Useful english dictionary

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