Definition of clavellated
: 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 — more at clavus
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