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Webster 1913 Edition


Alquifou


Al′qui-fou

,
Noun.
[Equiv. to
arquifoux
, F.
alquifoux
, Sp.
alquifól
, fr. the same Arabic word as
alcohol
. See
Alcohol
.]
A lead ore found in Cornwall, England, and used by potters to give a green glaze to their wares; potter’s ore.

Webster 1828 Edition


Alquifou

AL'QUIFOU

,
Noun.
A sort of lead ore, which, when broke, looks like antimony. It is found in Cornwall, England; used by potters to give a green varnish to their wares, and called potters ore. A small mixture of manganese gives it a blackish hue.

Definition 2022


alquifou

alquifou

English

Noun

alquifou (uncountable)

  1. A lead ore found in Cornwall, England, and used to give a green glaze to pottery.