aludel

noun
al·​u·​del | \ ˈalyəˌdel \
plural -s

Definition of aludel

: one of the pear-shaped or bottle-shaped pots open at both ends so that the neck can be fitted into the bottom of another similar pot in succession used to form a condenser in sublimation processes

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!

First Known Use of aludel

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aludel

Middle French alutel, aludel, from Spanish & Medieval Latin; Spanish aludel & Medieval Latin allutel, from Arabic al-uthāl, the vessel

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About aludel

Time Traveler for aludel

Time Traveler

The first known use of aludel was in the 14th century

See more words from the same century

Statistics for aludel

Cite this Entry

“Aludel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aludel. Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

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