spodium

noun spo·di·um \ˈspōdēəm\

Definition of spodium

plural

-s

  1. 1 obsolete :  a powder obtained as a product or residue of combustion (such as soot from melting metals or vegetable ash)

  2. 2 :  bone or animal charcoal; especially :  spent bone black from sugar factories used as fertilizer

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Origin and Etymology of spodium

Middle English, from Latin, from Greek spodion, diminutive of spodos wood ash


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