Purple of Cassius
Cassius Cas"sius, n. [From the name of the discoverer, A. Cassius, a German physician of the 17th centry.] A brownish purple pigment, obtained by the action of some compounds of tin upon certain salts of gold. It is used in painting and staining porcelain and glass to give a beautiful purple color. Commonly called {Purple of Cassius}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Purple of Cassius — Purple Pur ple, n.; pl. {Purples}. [OE. purpre, pourpre, OF. purpre, porpre, pourpre, F. pourpre, L. purpura purple fish, purple dye, fr. Gr. ? the purple fish, a shell from the purple dye was obtained, purple dye; cf. ? dark (said of the sea),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • purple of cassius — ˈkash(ē)əs, ˈkäsēəs Usage: usually capitalized C Etymology: after Andreas Cassius died 1673? German physician : a purple pigment prepared usually by precipitation from solutions of gold chloride and stannous chloride, consisting of colloidal gold …   Useful english dictionary

  • purple of Cassius — Kasijaus purpuras statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Stanato rūgšties ir aukso gelis, pigmentas. atitikmenys: angl. gold tin purple; purple of Cassius rus. кассиевый пурпур …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • purple of Cassius — noun A pigment formed from gold and tin oxide, used in glassmaking. Purple of Cassius was used not just by glassmakers but by porcelain manufacturers to make a fine red glaze …   Wiktionary

  • purple of Cassius — /kash euhs, kash ee euhs, kah see euhs/ a purple pigment precipitated as a sol by the interaction of gold chloride and a solution of stannic acid and stannous chloride: used chiefly in the manufacture of ruby glass, ceramic glazes, and enamels.… …   Universalium

  • purple of Cassius — noun a purple pigment consisting of a mixture of colloidal gold and stannic acid; used for making ruby glass and ceramic glazes. {named after A Cassius, 17th century German physician} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Purple of mollusca — Purple Pur ple, n.; pl. {Purples}. [OE. purpre, pourpre, OF. purpre, porpre, pourpre, F. pourpre, L. purpura purple fish, purple dye, fr. Gr. ? the purple fish, a shell from the purple dye was obtained, purple dye; cf. ? dark (said of the sea),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Purple — Pur ple, n.; pl. {Purples}. [OE. purpre, pourpre, OF. purpre, porpre, pourpre, F. pourpre, L. purpura purple fish, purple dye, fr. Gr. ? the purple fish, a shell from the purple dye was obtained, purple dye; cf. ? dark (said of the sea), purple,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cassius — Cas sius, n. [From the name of the discoverer, A. Cassius, a German physician of the 17th centry.] A brownish purple pigment, obtained by the action of some compounds of tin upon certain salts of gold. It is used in painting and staining… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cassius purple — noun Usage: usually capitalized C : purple of cassius …   Useful english dictionary

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