Definition of red liquor
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 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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