clavellated

adjective clav·el·lat·ed \ˈklavəˌlātə̇d\

Definition of clavellated

old chemistry

  1. :  made of the dried and burned lees or dregs of wine or vegetable matter clavellated ashes

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Origin and Etymology of clavellated

Medieval Latin clavellatus (from clavellus nail—from Late Latin, small sore resembling the head of a nail, diminutive of Latin clavus nail—+ Latin -atus -ate) + English -ed—probably from the nail-studded appearance of the surface of clavellated ashes


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