Fulminate of gold
Fulminate Ful"mi*nate, n. [Cf. P. fulminate. See {Fulminate}, v. i.] (Chem.) (a) A salt of fulminic acid. See under {Fulminic}. (b) A fulminating powder. [1913 Webster]

{Fulminate of gold}, an explosive compound of gold; -- called also {fulminating gold}, and {aurum fulminans}. [1913 Webster]


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