Roman alum

noun

Definition of Roman alum

: alum crystallized in cubes especially : alum formerly made from alunite at Tolfa near Rome that was reddish because of a very small amount of iron oxide though otherwise very pure

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First Known Use of Roman alum

1653, in the meaning defined above

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“Roman alum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Roman%20alum. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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