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Definition of the noun orpiment

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noun - plural: orpiments

  1. a yellow mineral occurring in conjunction with realgar; an ore of arsenic
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: mineral = solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition
    • substance: atomic number 33 / arsenic / As = a very poisonous metallic element that has three allotropic forms; arsenic and arsenic compounds are used as herbicides and insecticides and various alloys

Alternative definition of the noun orpiment


  1. arsenic trisulphide, occurring naturally in crystals or massive deposits, formerly used as a dye or pigment

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Google previewA history of the materia medica (1751)

containing descriptions of all the substances used in medicine ... by John Hill

The true and genuine Orpiment is a foliaceous Fossil, sometimes found in Masses of two or three Inches Diameter, and of an Inch or more in Thickness, composed of Plates so large that one single Plate makes a whole Surface ; this is its most ...

Google previewA History of the Materia Medica. - London, Longman, Hitsch, Hawes 1751 (1751)

The true and genuine Orpiment is a foliaceous Foi}}}, fometimes found in Maffes of two or three Inches Diameter, and of an Inch or more in Thickness, composed of Plates fo large that one single Plate makes a whole Surface; this is its most ...

Google previewUre's Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines (1878)

Containing a Clear Exposition of Their Principles and Practice by Andrew Ure, Robert Hunt

Orpiment is the colouring-matter of the pigment called king's yellow, which is a mixture of arsenious acid with a little tersulphide of arsenic, ...

Google previewThe Self-instructor, Or Young Man's Companion: Being an Introduction to All the Various Branches of Useful Learning and Knowledge. ... (1834)

To which is Added, the Artist's Assistant; Comprising the Arts of Drawing, Perspective, Etching, Engraving Mezzotinto Scraping, Painting, Dyeing, Colouring of Maps, Etc. ...

Orpiment is that colour which some call yellow arsenic. Masticot is a good light yellow for most uses, especially in making greens, of which several sorts may be framed out of this colour, being mixed with blue. Greens.--Verdegrise is the best ...

Google previewThe New Handmaid to Arts (1789)

Sciences, Agriculture, &c. Containing 1. Prognostications for the Weather, ... 6. The Most Rare Secret how to Catch Fish; ... Together with the Whole Art of Limning and Painting, ... Also the Art of Gilding ... To which are Added, Many Curiosities and Rare Secrets, ...

Orpiment is that colour which some call yellow arsenick. Maslicote ( 84 )...

Google previewThe Newest Young Man's Companion (1773)

Containing, a Compendious English Grammar. Instructions Io [sic] Write Variety of Hands, ... Letters ... Arithmetic and Book-keeping, ... The Whole Calculated to Qualify Persons for Business ... By Thomas Wise, ... by Thomas Wise (Accountant)

orpiment is that colour which some call yellow arsenick. Masticote is a good light yellow ...

Google previewThe New Handmaid to Arts, Sciences, Agriculture,&c., Etc (1790)

Orpiment is that coloer which fome call yellow arfenick. Mastisote * Masticote is a good light ...

Google previewThe New Cabinet of Arts (1846)

A Series of Entertaining Experiments in Various Branches of Science, Numerous Valuable Recipes, and Useful Facts by T. C. Thornton

Orpiment is that colour which some call yellow arsenic. Masticote is a good light yellow for many uses, especially in making greens, of which several sorts may be framed CABINET OF ARTS, .

Google previewA dictionary of the english language... (1766)

to which is prefixed, a Grammar of the English Language by Samuel Johnson

T/rue and genuine orpiment is a foliacecus ibflil. It is of a fine and pure texiure, remarkably ...

Google previewThe elements of materia medica (1842)

by Jonathan Pereira

ORPIMENT; Yellow Sulphuret af Arsenic; Yellow Arsenic; Sesquisul- phuret of Arsenic; Sulphoarsenious Acid; King's Yellow. — This is both found native and prepared artificially. Native orpiment is the Auripigmentum of the ancients.

Google previewBradshaw's Journal (1842)

Orpiment is the ore ...

Google previewThe Dispensatory of the United States of America (1849)

by George Bacon Wood, Franklin Bache

- Orpiment is an ingredient of certain depilatories. Atkinson's depilatory is silo ...

Google previewMineral Wealth (1904)

Orpiment is a tri-sulphide of arsenic, and realgar is a bi-sulphide of arsenic. They both occur native as minerals. Arsenic is a substance which does not melt, but passes from the solid to the vaporous state directly without liquefaction. . The main ...

Google previewThe British cyclopaedia of the arts, sciences, history, geography, literature, natural history, and biography ... (1838)

The primitive figure of the red orpiment is an oblique four-sided prism, and two of its most common secondary figures are represented in the annexed engraving. It occurs most frequently in veins in ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

ORPIMENT, n.s. sauripigmentum, Lat. orgiment, orpin, Fr.]—True and genuine orpiment is a foliaceous fossil, of a fine and pure texture, remarkably heavy, and its colour is a bright and beautiful yellow, like that of gold. . It is not hard, but very ...

Google previewA History of Geology and Medicine (2013)

by C.J. Duffin, R.T.J. Moody, C. Gardner-Thorpe

Orpiment is an orange-yellow mineral that is found worldwide. It is a common monoclinic arsenic sulphide (As2S3) that takes its name from the Latin auripigmentum (aurum 2 gold + pigmentum 2 pigment) because of its deep yellow ...

Google previewThe Circle of the Mechanical Arts; Containing Practical Treatises on the Various Manual Arts, Trades, and Manufactures. 2. Ed (1815)

by Thomas Martin

- Orpiment is a fossil body of a yellow colour comPCsed sed of arsenic and sulphur, with a mixture freuently of 462 HOUSE- PAINTING.

Google previewA Lexicon of Alchemy (2014)

by Martin Rulandus

But in this place we are dealing with a native metallic substance, which the Germans call Orpiment, Realgar, Arsenical Orpiment, Red Sulphur, Fire Sulphur, Red Orpiment. It is hot and dry in the second grade. It is not rude Red Silver, as some ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Merchandise, and Nomenclature in All Languages (1805)

For the Use of Counting-houses: Containing, the History, Places of Growth, Culture, Use, and Marks of Excellency, of Such Natural Productions, as Form Articles of Commerce; with Their Names in All European Languages by C. H. Kauffman

Orpiment is a semi-metal usually found in copper mines. Its colour is always yellow, intermixed with shades of other colours, as green, red, orange, and others. What is usually called red Orpiment ...

Google previewThe domestic encyclopedia, or, A dictionary of facts and useful knowledge, chiefly applicable to rural & domestic economy (1821)

with an appendix, containing additions in domestic medicine, and the veterinary and culinary arts by Anthony Florian Madinger Willich, Thomas Cooper, Katherine Golden Bitting Collection on Gastronomy (Library of Congress)


Google previewPigment Compendium: A Dictionary of Historical Pigments (2007)

by Nicholas Eastaugh, Valentine Walsh, Tracey Chaplin, Ruth Siddall

being intermediate between the original Latin auripigmentum and the modern term orpiment (q.v.). Orpiment ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India (1891)

by Sir George Watt

ORPIMENT. Yellow Arsenic. DYE & TAN. Bark.

Google previewA Dictionary of the Economic Products of India: Linum to Oyster (1891)

by Sir George Watt

ORPIMENT. Yellow Arsenic. DYE * TAN. Bark. 234 Fruits. MEDICINE. Root-bark*...

Google previewThe Domestic Encyclopedia (1821)

Or, A Dictionary of Facts and Useful Knowledge, Chiefly Applicable to Rural and Domestic Economy : with an Appendix, Containing Additions in Domestic Medicine, and the Veterinary and Culinary Arts : the Whole Illustrated with Numerous Engravings and Cuts by Anthony Florian Madinger Willich


Google previewThe new encyclopædia; or, Universal dictionary ofarts and sciences (1807)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

— True and genuine orpiment 5 a scliaceous fossil, of a fine and.pure texture, re- heavy, and its colour isabiight and iciuiifu! yellow, like that of gold. It is not hard, mt very tough, easily bending without breaking.

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Dinner Plate: Quartz, Coral, Orpiment

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The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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