polverine

noun
pol·​ver·​ine | \ ˈpälvəˌrēn \
plural -s

Definition of polverine

: a potash or pearl ash from the Levant used in making fine glass

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History and Etymology for polverine

Italian polverino, from polvere dust, from Latin pulver-, pulvis dust

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“Polverine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polverine. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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