alembroth

noun alem·broth \ə-ˈlem-ˌbrȯth, ˈa-ləm-\

Definition of alembroth

plural

-s

  1. :  a double chloride of ammonium and mercury believed by the alchemists to be a universal solvent —called also key of art, salt of wisdom

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of alembroth

Middle English alembroth, alembroke, albrot


First Known Use: circa 1726


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up alembroth? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a person who is a bore or nuisance

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!