Sphragide
Sphragide Sphrag"ide, n.[L. sphragis, -idis, Lemnian earth, fr. Gr. ???, ???, a seal; -- so called because sold in sealed packets.] (Min.) Lemnian earth. [1913 Webster]

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  • sphragide — sphrag·ide …   English syllables

  • sphragide — ˈsfraˌjīd, jə̇d noun ( s) Etymology: Latin sphragid , sphragis, from Greek, seal, signet; from the fact that it was sold in sealed packets : lemnian bole …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lemnian — Lem ni*an (l[e^]m n[i^]*an), a. [L. Lemnius, fr. Lemnus, Gr. Lh^mnos.] Of or pertaining to the isle of Lemnos. [1913 Webster] {Lemnian bole}, {Lemnian earth}, an aluminous earth of a grayish yellow color; sphragide; formerly sold as medicine,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lemnian bole — Lemnian Lem ni*an (l[e^]m n[i^]*an), a. [L. Lemnius, fr. Lemnus, Gr. Lh^mnos.] Of or pertaining to the isle of Lemnos. [1913 Webster] {Lemnian bole}, {Lemnian earth}, an aluminous earth of a grayish yellow color; sphragide; formerly sold as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lemnian earth — Lemnian Lem ni*an (l[e^]m n[i^]*an), a. [L. Lemnius, fr. Lemnus, Gr. Lh^mnos.] Of or pertaining to the isle of Lemnos. [1913 Webster] {Lemnian bole}, {Lemnian earth}, an aluminous earth of a grayish yellow color; sphragide; formerly sold as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lemnian reddle — Lemnian Lem ni*an (l[e^]m n[i^]*an), a. [L. Lemnius, fr. Lemnus, Gr. Lh^mnos.] Of or pertaining to the isle of Lemnos. [1913 Webster] {Lemnian bole}, {Lemnian earth}, an aluminous earth of a grayish yellow color; sphragide; formerly sold as… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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