Armenian bole
Bole Bole, n. [Gr. ? a clod or lump of earth: cf. F. bol, and also L. bolus morsel. Cf. {Bolus}.] 1. Any one of several varieties of friable earthy clay, usually colored more or less strongly red by oxide of iron, and used to color and adulterate various substances. It was formerly used in medicine. It is composed essentially of hydrous silicates of alumina, or more rarely of magnesia. See {Clay}, and {Terra alba}. [1913 Webster]

2. A bolus; a dose. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

{Armenian bole}. See under {Armenian}.

{Bole Armoniac}, or {Armoniak}, Armenian bole. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • Armenian bole — Armenian bole, also known as bolus armenus or bole armoniac, is an earthy clay, usually red, native to Armenia. It is red due to the presence of iron oxide; the clay also contains hydrous silicates of aluminum and possibly magnesium. Historically …   Wikipedia

  • Armenian bole — Armenian Ar*me ni*an, a. [Cf. F. Arm[ e]nien, L. Armenias, fr. Armenia.] Of or pertaining to Armenia. [1913 Webster] {Armenian bole}, a soft clayey earth of a bright red color found in Armenia, Tuscany, etc. {Armenian stone}. (a) The commercial… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • armenian bole — noun Usage: often capitalized A 1. : a soft clayey bright red earth found chiefly in Armenia and Tuscany and used especially as a coloring material 2. : bole II 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Armenian bole — noun see bole II …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bole — Bole, n. [Gr. ? a clod or lump of earth: cf. F. bol, and also L. bolus morsel. Cf. {Bolus}.] 1. Any one of several varieties of friable earthy clay, usually colored more or less strongly red by oxide of iron, and used to color and adulterate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bole Armoniac — Bole Bole, n. [Gr. ? a clod or lump of earth: cf. F. bol, and also L. bolus morsel. Cf. {Bolus}.] 1. Any one of several varieties of friable earthy clay, usually colored more or less strongly red by oxide of iron, and used to color and adulterate …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Armenian — Ar*me ni*an, a. [Cf. F. Arm[ e]nien, L. Armenias, fr. Armenia.] Of or pertaining to Armenia. [1913 Webster] {Armenian bole}, a soft clayey earth of a bright red color found in Armenia, Tuscany, etc. {Armenian stone}. (a) The commercial name of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Armenian stone — Armenian Ar*me ni*an, a. [Cf. F. Arm[ e]nien, L. Armenias, fr. Armenia.] Of or pertaining to Armenia. [1913 Webster] {Armenian bole}, a soft clayey earth of a bright red color found in Armenia, Tuscany, etc. {Armenian stone}. (a) The commercial… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bole armoniac — noun Usage: often capitalized A Etymology: Middle English bol armoniak, from (assumed) Medieval Latin bolus Armeniacus, literally, Armenian bole, from Late Latin bolus + Latin Armeniacus Armenian, from Armenia, ancient country in Asia Minor :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Levant bole — is an earthy clay brought from the Levant, and historically used in medicine for the same purposes as Armenian bole. It was indeed so similar to Armenian bole that some believed them both to be the same, or at least mixtures of each other. Levant …   Wikipedia

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