Red orpiment
Orpiment Or"pi*ment, n. [F., fr. L. auripigmentum; aurum gold + pigmentum pigment. Cf. {Aureate}, {Pigment}, {Orpin}, {Orpine}.] (Chem.) Arsenic sesquisulphide, produced artificially as an amorphous lemon-yellow powder, and occurring naturally as a yellow crystalline mineral; -- formerly called {auripigment}. It is used in king's yellow, in white Indian fire, and in certain technical processes, as indigo printing. [1913 Webster]

Our orpiment and sublimed mercurie. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

{Red orpiment}, realgar; the red sulphide of arsenic.

{Yellow orpiment}, king's yellow. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • red orpiment — Mineral. realgar. * * * …   Universalium

  • red orpiment — noun : realgar * * * Mineral. realgar …   Useful english dictionary

  • Orpiment — Or pi*ment, n. [F., fr. L. auripigmentum; aurum gold + pigmentum pigment. Cf. {Aureate}, {Pigment}, {Orpin}, {Orpine}.] (Chem.) Arsenic sesquisulphide, produced artificially as an amorphous lemon yellow powder, and occurring naturally as a yellow …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orpiment — n. 1 a mineral form of arsenic trisulphide, formerly used as a dye and artist s pigment. Also called yellow arsenic. 2 (in full red orpiment) = REALGAR. Etymology: ME f. OF f. L auripigmentum f. aurum gold + pigmentum pigment …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Yellow orpiment — Orpiment Or pi*ment, n. [F., fr. L. auripigmentum; aurum gold + pigmentum pigment. Cf. {Aureate}, {Pigment}, {Orpin}, {Orpine}.] (Chem.) Arsenic sesquisulphide, produced artificially as an amorphous lemon yellow powder, and occurring naturally as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • yellow orpiment — King King, n. [AS. cyng, cyning; akin to OS. kuning, D. koning, OHG. kuning, G. k[ o]nig, Icel. konungr, Sw. konung, Dan. konge; formed with a patronymic ending, and fr. the root of E. kin; cf. Icel. konr a man of noble birth. [root]44. See {Kin} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • auripigment — Orpiment Or pi*ment, n. [F., fr. L. auripigmentum; aurum gold + pigmentum pigment. Cf. {Aureate}, {Pigment}, {Orpin}, {Orpine}.] (Chem.) Arsenic sesquisulphide, produced artificially as an amorphous lemon yellow powder, and occurring naturally as …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Realgar — Red pigment composed largely of arsenic disulphide; also known as red arsenic or red *orpiment . [< Ar. reh al gha = cave powder] …   Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

  • realgar — /ree al geuhr, gahr/, n. arsenic disulfide, AS2S2, found in nature as an orange red mineral and also produced artificially: used in pyrotechnics. Also called red orpiment. [1350 1400; ME < ML realger Ar rahj al ghar powder of the mine or cave] *… …   Universalium

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