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potash

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noun pot·ash \ˈpät-ˌash\

Simple Definition of potash

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of potash

  1. 1 :  potassium carbonate especially from wood ashes

  2. 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


POTASH Defined for Kids

potash

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noun pot·ash \ˈpät-ˌash\

Definition of potash for Students

  1. :  potassium or a compound of potassium




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potash

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noun pot·ash \ˈpät-ˌash\

Medical Definition of potash

  1. 1a:  potassium carbonate especially from wood ashesb:  potassium hydroxide

  2. 2:  potassium or a potassium compound especially as used in agriculture or industry




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