Definition of pittacal in English:

pittacal

noun

Chemistry
historical
  • A dark blue colouring matter obtained by Reichenbach as a high-boiling fraction in the fractional distillation of wood-tar.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Records of General Science. From German Pittakall from ancient Greek πίττα pitch + κάλλος beauty.

Pronunciation

pittacal

/ˈpɪtəkl//ˈpɪtəkal/