Cinnabar Cin"na*bar, n. [L. cinnabaris, Gr. ?; prob. of Oriental origin; cf. Per. qinb[=a]r, Hind. shangarf.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Min.) Red sulphide of mercury, occurring in brilliant red crystals, and also in red or brown amorphous masses. It is used in medicine. [1913 Webster]

2. The artificial red sulphide of mercury used as a pigment; vermilion. [1913 Webster]

{Cinnabar Gr[ae]corum}. [L. Graecorum, gen. pl., of the Greeks.] (Med.) Same as {Dragon's blood}.

{Green cinnabar}, a green pigment consisting of the oxides of cobalt and zinc subjected to the action of fire.

{Hepatic cinnabar} (Min.), an impure cinnabar of a liver-brown color and submetallic luster. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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