Green vitriol
Vitriol Vit"ri*ol, n. [F. vitriol; cf. Pr. vitriol, vetriol, Sp. & Pg. vitriolo, It. vitriuolo; fr. L. vitreolus of glass, vitreus vitreous. See {Vitreous}.] (Chem.) (a) A sulphate of any one of certain metals, as copper, iron, zinc, cobalt. So called on account of the glassy appearance or luster. (b) Sulphuric acid; -- called also {oil of vitriol}. So called because first made by the distillation of green vitriol. See {Sulphuric acid}, under {Sulphuric}. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{Blue vitriol}. See under {Blue}.

{Green vitriol}, ferrous sulphate; copperas. See under {Green}.

{Oil of vitriol}, sulphuric or vitriolic acid; -- popularly so called because it has the consistency of oil.

{Red vitriol}, a native sulphate of cobalt.

{Vitriol of Mars}, ferric sulphate, a white crystalline substance which dissolves in water, forming a red solution.

{White vitriol}, zinc sulphate, a white crystalline substance used in medicine and in dyeing. It is usually obtained by dissolving zinc in sulphuric acid, or by roasting and oxidizing certain zinc ores. Formerly called also {vitriol of zinc}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Green vitriol — Green Green (gr[=e]n), a. [Compar. {Greener} (gr[=e]n [ e]r); superl. {Greenest.}] [OE. grene, AS. gr[=e]ne; akin to D. groen, OS. gr[=o]ni, OHG. gruoni, G. gr[ u]n, Dan. & Sw. gr[ o]n, Icel. gr[ae]nn; fr. the root of E. grow. See {Grow.}] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • green vitriol — n. FERROUS SULFATE * * * …   Universalium

  • green vitriol — n. FERROUS SULFATE …   English World dictionary

  • green vitriol — geležies(II) sulfatas heptahidratas statusas T sritis chemija formulė FeSO₄·7H₂O atitikmenys: angl. ferri sulphas; ferrous(II) sulfate heptahydrate; green copperas; green vitriol rus. железа(II) сульфата гептагидрат; железный купорос ryšiai:… …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • green vitriol — noun Old name for iron(II) sulfate (FeSO). Syn: copperas, ferrous sulfate, iron vitriol …   Wiktionary

  • green vitriol — /grin ˈvɪtriɒl/ (say green vitreeol) noun iron (II) sulphate, FeSO4.7H2O, in the form of bluish green crystals; copperas …   Australian English dictionary

  • green vitriol. — See ferrous sulfate. * * * …   Universalium

  • green vitriol — copperous, ferrous sulfate (FeSO4 ⋅ 7H2O) …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • green vitriol — noun archaic crystalline ferrous sulphate …   English new terms dictionary

  • green-vitriol — n. Copperas, sulphate of iron (crystallized) …   New dictionary of synonyms

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