su·​int ˈsü-ənt How to pronounce suint (audio)
: dried perspiration of sheep deposited in the wool and rich in potassium salts

Word History


French, from Middle French, from suer to sweat, from Latin sudare — more at sweat

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of suint was in 1907

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Cite this Entry

“Suint.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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