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 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]


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  • 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

  • yellow orpiment — King s yellow, yellow sulphuret of arsenic …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • 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 — General Category Sulfide mineral Chemical formula …   Wikipedia

  • yellow arsenic — yellow arsenic, = orpiment. (Cf. ↑orpiment) …   Useful english dictionary

  • orpiment — [ôr′pi mənt] n. [OFr < L auripigmentum, pigment of gold: see AURIC & PIGMENT] arsenic trisulfide, As2S3, having a lemon yellow color and a resinous luster: it is used as a pigment …   English World dictionary

  • orpiment — /awr peuh meuhnt/, n. a mineral, arsenic trisulfide, As2S3, found usually in soft, yellow, foliated masses, used as a pigment. [1350 1400; ME < OF < L auripigmentum pigment of gold; see AURI 1, PIGMENT] * * * ▪ mineralogy  the transparent yellow… …   Universalium

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  • yellow — adj., n., & v. adj. 1 of the colour between green and orange in the spectrum, of buttercups, lemons, egg yolks, or gold. 2 of the colour of faded leaves, ripe wheat, etc. 3 having a yellow skin or complexion. 4 colloq. cowardly. 5 (of looks,… …   Useful english dictionary

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