album Graecum


al·​bum Grae·​cum
plural alba Graeca
: dried dung of dogs or hyenas sometimes used in dressing leather

Word History


New Latin, literally, Greek white; from the fact that it becomes white when exposed to air

First Known Use

1584, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of album Graecum was in 1584

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“Album Graecum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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