plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Aludel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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