insoluble Prussian blue
Prussian Prus"sian, a. [From Prussia, the country: cf. F. prussien.] Of or pertaining to Prussia. -- n. A native or inhabitant of Prussia. [1913 Webster]

{Prussian blue} (Chem.), any one of several complex double cyanides of ferrous and ferric iron; specifically, a dark blue amorphous substance having a coppery luster, obtained by adding a solution of potassium ferrocyanide (yellow prussiate of potash) to a ferric salt. It is used in dyeing, in ink, etc. Called also {Williamson's blue}, {insoluble Prussian blue}, {Berlin blue}, etc.

{Prussian carp} (Zo["o]l.) See {Gibel}.

{Prussian green}. (Chem.) Same as {Berlin green}, under {Berlin}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Prussian blue — Prussian Prus sian, a. [From Prussia, the country: cf. F. prussien.] Of or pertaining to Prussia. n. A native or inhabitant of Prussia. [1913 Webster] {Prussian blue} (Chem.), any one of several complex double cyanides of ferrous and ferric iron; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prussian blue — Chembox new Name = Prussian blue ImageFile = Prussian blue.jpg ImageSize = 250px ImageName = A sample of Prussian blue ImageFile1 = ImageSize1 = 250px ImageName1 = IUPACName = Ferric hexacyanoferrate OtherNames = ferric ferrocyanide, iron(III)… …   Wikipedia

  • Prussian blue — 1. a moderate to deep greenish blue. 2. one of the iron blues, a dark blue, crystalline, water insoluble pigment, Fe4[Fe(CN)6]3, produced by reacting ferrocyanic acid or a ferrocyanide with a ferric compound: used in painting, fabric printing,… …   Universalium

  • Prussian blue — /prʌʃən ˈblu/ (say prushuhn blooh) noun a dark blue, crystalline, insoluble pigment, Fe4{Fe(CN)6}3.10H2O, formed in testing for the ferric ion, and produced by ageing soluble Prussian blue, KFe2(CN)6 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Prussian blue — 1. noun a) An insoluble dark, bright blue pigment of KFe[Fe(CN)],HO, potassium ferrous ferricyanide b) A moderate to rich blue colour, tinted with deep greenish blue. 2. adjective a) Of a rich blue colour, tinted with green. b) …   Wiktionary

  • Prussian blue — Prus′sian blue′ n. 1) fia a moderate to deep greenish blue 2) chem. a dark blue, crystalline, water insoluble ferrocyanide pigment, C18Fe7N18, used in painting, fabric printing, and laundry bluing • Etymology: 1715 25 …   From formal English to slang

  • Prussian — Prus sian, a. [From Prussia, the country: cf. F. prussien.] Of or pertaining to Prussia. n. A native or inhabitant of Prussia. [1913 Webster] {Prussian blue} (Chem.), any one of several complex double cyanides of ferrous and ferric iron;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prussian carp — Prussian Prus sian, a. [From Prussia, the country: cf. F. prussien.] Of or pertaining to Prussia. n. A native or inhabitant of Prussia. [1913 Webster] {Prussian blue} (Chem.), any one of several complex double cyanides of ferrous and ferric iron; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Prussian green — Prussian Prus sian, a. [From Prussia, the country: cf. F. prussien.] Of or pertaining to Prussia. n. A native or inhabitant of Prussia. [1913 Webster] {Prussian blue} (Chem.), any one of several complex double cyanides of ferrous and ferric iron; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Berlin blue — Prussian Prus sian, a. [From Prussia, the country: cf. F. prussien.] Of or pertaining to Prussia. n. A native or inhabitant of Prussia. [1913 Webster] {Prussian blue} (Chem.), any one of several complex double cyanides of ferrous and ferric iron; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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