album Graecum

noun

al·​bum Grae·​cum
¦al-bəm-ˈgrē-kəm,
-ˈgrī-
plural alba Graeca
¦al-bə-ˈgrē-kə,
-ˈgrī-
: dried dung of dogs or hyenas sometimes used in dressing leather

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/album%20Graecum. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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