album Graecum

noun
al·​bum Grae·​cum | \ ¦al-bəm-ˈgrē-kəm, -ˈgrī- \
plural alba Graeca\ ¦al-​bə-​ˈgrē-​kə , -​ˈgrī-​ \

Definition of album Graecum

: dried dung of dogs or hyenas sometimes used in dressing leather

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First Known Use of album Graecum

1584, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for album Graecum

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

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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 18 Aug. 2022.

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