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Compare Late Latin cineres clavelatti (ashes of burnt lees or dregs of wine), French clavel (an inferior sort of soda), English clavate.


clavellated (not comparable)

  1. (chemistry, obsolete) Said of potash, probably in reference to its having been obtained from billets of wood by burning.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for clavellated in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)