potash-lime etymology

English word potash-lime comes from English potash

Detailed word origin of potash-lime

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potash English (eng) (chemistry) an impure form of potassium carbonate (K2CO3) mixed with other potassium salts. (chemistry, archaic) in the names of compounds of the form "... of potash", potassium (for example, "permanganate of potash" = potassium permanganate). The water-soluble part of the ash formed by burning plant material; used for making soap, glass and as a fertilizer.
potash-lime English (eng)