An old term that has been used for starch, insect feces, and burnt lees of wine.
Synonyms and Related Terms
starch; fécula (Esp.); fécule (Fr.); amido (It); amylaceous matter
S. Schur, "Conservation Terminology: A Review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials", Technology and Conservation, 1985.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997