cobalt bloom
Erythrite E*ryth"rite, n. [Gr. 'eryqro`s red.] 1. (Chem.) A colorless crystalline substance, {C4H6.(OH)4}, of a sweet, cooling taste, extracted from certain lichens, and obtained by the decomposition of erythrin; -- called also {erythrol}, {erythroglucin}, {erythromannite}, {pseudorcin}, {cobalt bloom}, and under the name {phycite} obtained from the alga {Protococcus vulgaris}. It is a tetrabasic alcohol, corresponding to glycol and glycerin. [1913 Webster]

2. (Min.) A rose-red mineral, crystallized and earthy, a hydrous arseniate of cobalt, known also as {cobalt bloom}; -- called also {erythrin} or {erythrine}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Cobalt bloom — Cobalt Co balt (k[=o] b[o^]lt; 277, 74), n. [G. kobalt, prob. fr. kobold, kobel, goblin, MHG. kobolt; perh. akin to G. koben pigsty, hut, AS. cofa room, cofgodas household gods, Icel. kofi hut. If so, the ending old stands for older walt, wald,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cobalt bloom — noun a reddish mineral consisting of hydrated cobalt arsenate in monoclinic crystalline form and used in coloring glass; usually found in veins bearing cobalt and arsenic • Syn: ↑erythrite • Hypernyms: ↑mineral * * * noun : erythrite 2 * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • cobalt bloom — Erythrite E*ryth rite, n. [Gr. eryqro s red.] 1. (Chem.) A colorless crystalline substance, {C4H6.(OH)4}, of a sweet, cooling taste, extracted from certain lichens, and obtained by the decomposition of erythrin; called also {erythrol},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cobalt bloom — /koʊbɔlt ˈblum/ (say kohbawlt bloohm) noun the mineral erythrite, hydrated cobalt arsenate, CO3(AsO4)2.8H2O, usually of a peach red colour, and often occurring as a pulverulent encrustation; used for colouring glass and ceramics …   Australian English dictionary

  • cobalt bloom — co′balt bloom n. mir erythrite • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • cobalt bloom — Mineral. erythrite (def. 1) [1770 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • Cobalt — Co balt (k[=o] b[o^]lt; 277, 74), n. [G. kobalt, prob. fr. kobold, kobel, goblin, MHG. kobolt; perh. akin to G. koben pigsty, hut, AS. cofa room, cofgodas household gods, Icel. kofi hut. If so, the ending old stands for older walt, wald, being… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cobalt blue — Cobalt Co balt (k[=o] b[o^]lt; 277, 74), n. [G. kobalt, prob. fr. kobold, kobel, goblin, MHG. kobolt; perh. akin to G. koben pigsty, hut, AS. cofa room, cofgodas household gods, Icel. kofi hut. If so, the ending old stands for older walt, wald,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cobalt crust — Cobalt Co balt (k[=o] b[o^]lt; 277, 74), n. [G. kobalt, prob. fr. kobold, kobel, goblin, MHG. kobolt; perh. akin to G. koben pigsty, hut, AS. cofa room, cofgodas household gods, Icel. kofi hut. If so, the ending old stands for older walt, wald,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cobalt glance — Cobalt Co balt (k[=o] b[o^]lt; 277, 74), n. [G. kobalt, prob. fr. kobold, kobel, goblin, MHG. kobolt; perh. akin to G. koben pigsty, hut, AS. cofa room, cofgodas household gods, Icel. kofi hut. If so, the ending old stands for older walt, wald,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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