Alembroth
Alembroth A*lem"broth (-br[o^]th), n. [Origin uncertain.] The {salt of wisdom} of the alchemists, a double salt composed of the chlorides of ammonium and mercury. It was formerly used as a stimulant. --Brande & C. [1913 Webster]

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  • Alembrōth — (Chald.), 1) Schlüssel der Kunst, Satz der Weisheit; 2) Verbindung von Quecksilbersublimat u. Salmiak, in wässriger Auflösung als Aqua phagadaenica bekannt …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • alembroth — (a lan brot) adj. et s. m. Sel alembroth ou sel de la sagesse, nom que les alchimistes avaient donné au produit que l on obtient en sublimant ensemble du deutochlorure de mercure et du chlorure ammonique …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • alembroth — əˈlemˌbrȯth, ˈaləmˌ noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English alembroth, alembroke, albrot : a double chloride of ammonium and mercury believed by the alchemists to be a universal solvent called also key of art, salt of wisdom …   Useful english dictionary

  • alembroth — alem·broth …   English syllables

  • Sal alembroth — Sal Sal (s[a^]l), n. [L. See {Salt}.] (Chem. & Pharm.) Salt. [1913 Webster] {Sal absinthii} [NL.] (Old Chem.), an impure potassium carbonate obtained from the ashes of wormwood ({Artemisia Absinthium}). {Sal acetosell[ae]} [NL.] (Old Chem.), salt …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sal alembroth — noun : alembroth * * * sal alembroth noun (an alchemists word of unknown origin) mercury ammonium chloride, also called salt of wisdom • • • Main Entry: ↑sal …   Useful english dictionary

  • key of art — alembroth …   Useful english dictionary

  • salt of wisdom — alembroth * * * salt of wisdom noun Sal alembroth • • • Main Entry: ↑salt …   Useful english dictionary

  • salt of wisdom — Alembroth A*lem broth ( br[o^]th), n. [Origin uncertain.] The {salt of wisdom} of the alchemists, a double salt composed of the chlorides of ammonium and mercury. It was formerly used as a stimulant. Brande & C. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Artemisia Absinthium — Sal Sal (s[a^]l), n. [L. See {Salt}.] (Chem. & Pharm.) Salt. [1913 Webster] {Sal absinthii} [NL.] (Old Chem.), an impure potassium carbonate obtained from the ashes of wormwood ({Artemisia Absinthium}). {Sal acetosell[ae]} [NL.] (Old Chem.), salt …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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