What does the word potash mean?

Usage examples for potash

  1. There were no traces of phosphates or of animal matter, and doubtful traces of lime and potash. – Himalayan Journals V2. by J. D. Hooker
  2. The Colonies are greatly restricted in their export trade, yet they have their own vessels, but they are not allowed to export their products, especially those needed for ship building, such as masts, ship timber, iron, copper, hemp, flax, cotton, indigo, tobacco, tar, potash, skins and furs,- they must all be sent to England and sold there for export in British ships with British sailors, and where there are English Trading Companies, as in the East Indies, the Colonies cannot trade directly. – Achenwall's Observations on North America by Gottfried Achenwall

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