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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Potash  \Pot"ash`\,  n.  [Pot  +  ash.]  (Chem.) 
  a  The  hydroxide  of  potassium  hydrate,  a  hard  white  brittle 
  substance,  {KOH},  having  strong  caustic  and  alkaline 
  properties;  --  hence  called  also  {caustic  potash}. 
  b  The  impure  potassium  carbonate  obtained  by  leaching  wood 
  ashes,  either  as  a  strong  solution  (lye),  or  as  a  white 
  crystalline  (pearlash). 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  potassium  compound  often  used  in  agriculture  and  industry 
  [syn:  {caustic  potash},  {potassium  hydroxide}] 

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