polverine

noun

pol·​ver·​ine
ˈpälvəˌrēn
plural -s
: a potash or pearl ash from the Levant used in making fine glass

Word History

Etymology

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 14 Jul. 2024.

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