potash

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Potash \Pot"ash'\, noun [Pot + ash.] (Chem.) (a) The hydroxide of potassium hydrate, a hard white brittle substance, {KOH}, having strong caustic and alkaline properties; -- hence called also {caustic potash}. (b) The impure potassium carbonate obtained by leaching wood ashes, either as a strong solution (lye), or as a white crystalline (pearlash).

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

potash

noun

1: a potassium compound often used in agriculture and industry [syn: {potash}, {caustic potash}, {potassium hydroxide}]


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