Washoe process

noun
Wash·​oe process | \ ˈwä(ˌ)shō- \

Definition of Washoe process

: a process of treating silver ores by grinding in pans or tubs with the addition of mercury and sometimes of chemicals (as blue vitriol and salt)

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History and Etymology for Washoe process

from Washoe county, northwest Nevada

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“Washoe process.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Washoe%20process. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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