alembroth

noun

alem·​broth
ə-ˈlem-ˌbrȯth,
ˈa-ləm-
plural -s
: a double chloride of ammonium and mercury believed by the alchemists to be a universal solvent

called also key of art, salt of wisdom

Word History

Etymology

Middle English alembroth, alembroke, albrot

First Known Use

circa 1726, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alembroth was circa 1726

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“Alembroth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alembroth. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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