red liquor

noun

Definition of red liquor

  1. 1a :  the mother liquor left in the evaporation of the solution obtained by leaching black ash in the Leblanc process b :  the mother liquor obtained in the recrystallization of tartar

  2. 2 less commonly red mordant :  a solution consisting essentially of an aluminum acetate used in making red color lakes and as a mordant especially in dyeing red

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