Cachou de Laval


Ca·​chou de La·​val
: a direct dark brown dye for cotton obtained as the first sulfur dye by heating organic materials (as sawdust or bran) with sulfur and sodium sulfide

Word History


French, from Laval, city in France, place of its first manufacture

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cachou de Laval was in 1879

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“Cachou de Laval.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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