Glossary beginning with L

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Synonyms: white lead, ceruse
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Synonyms: litharge of gold, litharge, calcined litharge
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Synonyms: Lymons
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Shavings of the wood of the Logwood tree (Haematoxylum campechianum) were used to create purples, blues and blacks. It is a new world tree that first came into use at around the turn of the 17th century. The colors created were more fugitive than other so

Synonyms: campeachy
lulaxsearch for term

a pigment/dyestuff mentioned in the 8th century Mappae Clavicula. A recipe for lulax from the same source is as follows:rnrnTake flowers of parsley, flowers of clean flax, and magma of violet of the two kinds above mentioned; that is, 1 part of the greate

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Potassium carbonate. Lye is made from leaching water through ash. Modern household lye mixtures are often sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide instead of the original potassium carbonate used for these recipes.