Bole Armoniac
Bole Bole, n. [Gr. ? a clod or lump of earth: cf. F. bol, and also L. bolus morsel. Cf. {Bolus}.] 1. Any one of several varieties of friable earthy clay, usually colored more or less strongly red by oxide of iron, and used to color and adulterate various substances. It was formerly used in medicine. It is composed essentially of hydrous silicates of alumina, or more rarely of magnesia. See {Clay}, and {Terra alba}. [1913 Webster]

2. A bolus; a dose. --Coleridge. [1913 Webster]

{Armenian bole}. See under {Armenian}.

{Bole Armoniac}, or {Armoniak}, Armenian bole. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


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  • bole armoniac — noun Usage: often capitalized A Etymology: Middle English bol armoniak, from (assumed) Medieval Latin bolus Armeniacus, literally, Armenian bole, from Late Latin bolus + Latin Armeniacus Armenian, from Armenia, ancient country in Asia Minor :… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Bole — Bole, n. [Gr. ? a clod or lump of earth: cf. F. bol, and also L. bolus morsel. Cf. {Bolus}.] 1. Any one of several varieties of friable earthy clay, usually colored more or less strongly red by oxide of iron, and used to color and adulterate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Armenian bole — Bole Bole, n. [Gr. ? a clod or lump of earth: cf. F. bol, and also L. bolus morsel. Cf. {Bolus}.] 1. Any one of several varieties of friable earthy clay, usually colored more or less strongly red by oxide of iron, and used to color and adulterate …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Armenian bole — Armenian bole, also known as bolus armenus or bole armoniac, is an earthy clay, usually red, native to Armenia. It is red due to the presence of iron oxide; the clay also contains hydrous silicates of aluminum and possibly magnesium. Historically …   Wikipedia

  • Armoniak — Bole Bole, n. [Gr. ? a clod or lump of earth: cf. F. bol, and also L. bolus morsel. Cf. {Bolus}.] 1. Any one of several varieties of friable earthy clay, usually colored more or less strongly red by oxide of iron, and used to color and adulterate …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Confection of hyacinth — In pre modern medicine, the confection of hyacinth had nearly the same virtues with that of alkermes; but, beside that, was frequently used as an astringent. It consisted of nearly triple the number of drugs; of which the precious stone, called… …   Wikipedia

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