plural -s
obsolete : a powder obtained as a product or residue of combustion (such as soot from melting metals or vegetable ash)
: bone or animal charcoal
especially : spent bone black from sugar factories used as fertilizer

Word History


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

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“Spodium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spodium. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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