potash

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pot·ash

noun \ˈpät-ˌash\

: a form of potassium that is used especially to improve soil or to make soap

Full Definition of POTASH

1
:  potassium carbonate especially from wood ashes
2
:  potassium or a potassium compound especially as used in agriculture or industry

Origin of POTASH

singular of pot ashes
First Known Use: 1748

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms

fallow, graft, heirloom, loam, soilage, swath, tilth, windfall

pot·ash

noun \ˈpät-ˌash\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of POTASH

1
a : potassium carbonate especially from wood ashes b : potassium hydroxide
2
: potassium or a potassium compound especially as used in agriculture or industry

potash

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Name used for various inorganic compounds of potassium, chiefly the carbonate (KCO), a white crystalline material formerly obtained from wood ashes. They are used to make special types of glass, potassium silicate (a dehydrating agent), pigments, printing inks, and soft soaps; for washing raw wool; and as a lab reagent and general-purpose food additive. Potassium hydroxide is frequently called caustic potash, and in the fertilizer industry, potassium oxide is called potash.

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