Meaning of alum water in English:

alum water

Pronunciation /ˈaləm ˌwɔːtə/


  • Water containing dissolved alum, used for various purposes.


Late Middle English; earliest use found in Guy de Chauliac's Grande Chirurgie. From alum + water, after post-classical Latin aqua aluminosa, aqua aluminis, and aqua aluminata, and also Middle Low German allūnwāter, Middle High German alūnwazzer (German Alaunwasser); compare also early uses of alum and aluminous.