vegetable turpeth
Turpeth Tur"peth, n. [NL. turpethum, fr. Per. tirbid a cathartic, turbad a purgative root. Cf. {Turbith}.] [Written also {turbeth}, and {turbith}.] 1. (Bot.) The root of {Ipom[oe]a Turpethum}, a plant of Ceylon, Malabar, and Australia, formerly used in medicine as a purgative; -- sometimes called {vegetable turpeth}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Chem.) A heavy yellow powder, {Hg3O2SO4}, which consists of a basic mercuric sulphate; -- called also {turpeth mineral}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Turpeth — Tur peth, n. [NL. turpethum, fr. Per. tirbid a cathartic, turbad a purgative root. Cf. {Turbith}.] [Written also {turbeth}, and {turbith}.] 1. (Bot.) The root of {Ipom[oe]a Turpethum}, a plant of Ceylon, Malabar, and Australia, formerly used in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turpeth mineral — Turpeth Tur peth, n. [NL. turpethum, fr. Per. tirbid a cathartic, turbad a purgative root. Cf. {Turbith}.] [Written also {turbeth}, and {turbith}.] 1. (Bot.) The root of {Ipom[oe]a Turpethum}, a plant of Ceylon, Malabar, and Australia, formerly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hg3O2SO4 — Turpeth Tur peth, n. [NL. turpethum, fr. Per. tirbid a cathartic, turbad a purgative root. Cf. {Turbith}.] [Written also {turbeth}, and {turbith}.] 1. (Bot.) The root of {Ipom[oe]a Turpethum}, a plant of Ceylon, Malabar, and Australia, formerly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ipomoea Turpethum — Turpeth Tur peth, n. [NL. turpethum, fr. Per. tirbid a cathartic, turbad a purgative root. Cf. {Turbith}.] [Written also {turbeth}, and {turbith}.] 1. (Bot.) The root of {Ipom[oe]a Turpethum}, a plant of Ceylon, Malabar, and Australia, formerly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turbeth — Turpeth Tur peth, n. [NL. turpethum, fr. Per. tirbid a cathartic, turbad a purgative root. Cf. {Turbith}.] [Written also {turbeth}, and {turbith}.] 1. (Bot.) The root of {Ipom[oe]a Turpethum}, a plant of Ceylon, Malabar, and Australia, formerly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • turbith — Turpeth Tur peth, n. [NL. turpethum, fr. Per. tirbid a cathartic, turbad a purgative root. Cf. {Turbith}.] [Written also {turbeth}, and {turbith}.] 1. (Bot.) The root of {Ipom[oe]a Turpethum}, a plant of Ceylon, Malabar, and Australia, formerly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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