Suint meaning

so͝o'ĭnt, swĭnt
A natural grease formed from dried perspiration found in the fleece of sheep, formerly used as a source of potash.
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The natural grease found in sheep's wool.
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(organic chemistry, dated) A substance obtained from the wool of sheep, consisting largely of potash mixed with fatty and earthy matters.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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Origin of suint

  • French from Old French from suer to sweat from Latin sūdāre sweid- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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