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Meaning of ALMAGRA

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Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Al*ma"gra\, n. [Sp. almagra, almagre, fr. Ar.
al-maghrah red clay or earth.]
A fine, deep red ocher, somewhat purplish, found in Spain. It
is the {sil atticum} of the ancients. Under the name of
{Indian red} it is used for polishing glass and silver.

 

 

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