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Definition of the noun Amurca

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  1. The sediment in olive oil.

Explanation

Amurca is the bitter-tasting, dark-colored, watery sediment that settles out of unfiltered olive oil over time. It is also known as "olive oil lees" in English and Turtub in Jordan. Historically, amurca was used for numerous purposes, as first described by Cato the Elder in De Agri Cultura, and later by Pliny the Elder. Cato mentions its uses as a building material, pesticide, herbicide, dietary supplement for oxes and trees, food preservative, as a maintenance product for leather, bronze vessel, and vases, and as a treatment for firewood in order to avoid smoke. It has even been used as an astringent, which was called by the same name.

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Google previewThe Bucolics and Georgics of Virgil (1847)

With Notes, Excursus, Terms of Husbandry, and A Flora Virgiliana by Virgil, Thomas Keightley

The amurca is a watery fluid of a dark colour and of greater specific gravity than the oil. The uses made of it were, to mix with the clay for forming the area, and with the plaister for the walls and floors of granaries, as it was held to banish insects ...

Google previewNotes on the Bucolics and Georgics of Virgil (1846)

With Excursus, Terms of Husbandry, and a Flora Virgiliana by Thomas Keightley

The amurca is a watery fluid of a dark colour and of greater specific gravity than the oil. The uses made of it were, to mix with the clay for forming the area, and with the plaister for the walls and floors of granaries, as it was held to banish insects ...

Google previewEncyclopædia Britannica, or, A dictionary of arts and sciences, compiled upon a new plan (1771)

in which the different sciences and arts are digested into distinct treatises or systems, and the various technical terms, etc. are explained as they occur in the order of the alphabet by Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc

AMURCA, the name of an antiquated medicine, prepared by boiling the recrement or dregs of oil of olives to the cousistence of ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica0 (1771)

Or, a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Compiled Upon a New Plan. In which the Different Sciences and Arts are Digested Into Distinct Treaties Or Systems ... : in Three Volumes. A-B

AMURCA, the name of an antiquated medicine, prepared by boiling the recrement or dregs of oil of olives to the confiltence of honey, and used as an astringent. Amurca, in anatomy. Sec Caffula atrabilaria. Am v y, a city of India, beyond the ...

Google previewLexicon Linguae Arabicae in Coranum, Haririum, Et Vitam Timuri [of Ibn 'Arabshāh]. (1784)

by Johannes Willmet

ïé amurca, fordes, quae oblinuntur. Hinc Obliteratus fuit. item 2, Sordida fuit veflis. V. Induit fupernam veftem » eaque fè inuóluit; vt facere fòlent ہیر ہی سس ۔ 5 Arabes.sic Part. ,-oo- est épiibeton Mubammedis. C 74; 1. et Momen capitis Coram.

Google previewLexicon Medicum, Or, Medical Dictionary (1848)

Containing an Explanation of the Terms in Anatomy, Human and Comparative, Botany, Chemistry, Forensic Medicine, Materia Medica, Obstetrics, Pharmacy, Physiology, Practice of Physic, Surgery, Toxicology, and the Different Branches of Natural Sciences Connected with Medicine, Together with a Variety of Information on All These Subjects by Robert Hooper

See Amurca. AMO'RPHA. A genus of plants of the class Diadelphia, and order Decandria. Natural Order, Papilionaceae. There is only one species known, which has very irregularly shaped flowers, whence its name apoppm, shapeless.

Google previewLexicon Medicum: or, Medical Dictionary ... Fourth edition (1839)

by Robert HOOPER (M.D.), Klein Grant

St'e Amurca.

Google previewMiddle English Dictionary (1956)

by Hans Kurath

amurca n. Also amurta, -e (scribal error). [L amurca.] ...

Google previewThe Anglo-American Encyclopedia and Dictionary: Dictionary department (A-Z) (1904)

amurca and morchia; Lat. amurca; Gr. amorge, amorges=the watery part which flows out when olives are pressed; oil- lees: amergp=to pluck or pull. ( Never used of liquids.)] Oil-lees ; a lye made of oil. " Though grain, that toucheth oil or ...

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