alum cake

noun

Definition of alum cake

: a product of the action of sulfuric acid on clay consisting chiefly of silica and aluminum sulfate

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First Known Use of alum cake

1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Alum cake.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alum%20cake. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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