sal ammoniac


Word History


Middle English sal armoniak, from Latin sal ammoniacus, literally, salt of Ammon

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sal ammoniac was in the 14th century

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“Sal ammoniac.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

sal ammoniac

sal am·​mo·​ni·​ac

Medical Definition

sal ammoniac

sal am·​mo·​ni·​ac ˌsal-ə-ˈmō-nē-ˌak How to pronounce sal ammoniac (audio)

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