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OR'PIMENT, n. [L. auripigmentum; aurum, gold, and pigmentum.]

Sulphuret of arsenic, found native and then an ore of arsenic, or artificially composed. The native orpiment appears in yellow, brilliant and seemingly talcky masses of various sizes. The red orpiment is called realgar. It is more or less lively and transparent, and often crystallized in bright needles. In this form it is called ruby of arsenic.



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OR'PIMENT, n. [L. auripigmentum; aurum, gold, and pigmentum.]

Sulphuret of arsenic, found native and then an ore of arsenic, or artificially composed. The native orpiment appears in yellow, brilliant and seemingly talcky masses of various sizes. The red orpiment is called realgar. It is more or less lively and transparent, and often crystallized in bright needles. In this form it is called ruby of arsenic.

OR'PI-MENT, n. [L. auripigmentum; aurum, gold, and pigmentum.]

Sesqui-sulphuret of arsenic, found native and then an ore of arsenic, or artificially composed. The native orpiment appears in yellow, brilliant and seemingly talcky masses of various sizes. The red orpiment is called realgar, and is a protosulphuret of arsenic. It is more or less lively and transparent, and often crystalized in bright needles. In this form it is called ruby of arsenic. Fourcroy. Nicholson. Encyc. Ure.


Or"pi*ment
  1. Arsenic sesquisulphide, produced artificially as an amorphous lemonyellow powder, and occurring naturally as a yellow crystalline mineral; -- formerly called auripigment. It is used in king's yellow, in white Indian fire, and in certain technical processes, as indigo printing.

    Our orpiment and sublimed mercurie. Chaucer.

    Red orpiment, realgar; the red sulphide of arsenic. -- Yellow orpiment, king's yellow.

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Orpiment

OR'PIMENT, noun [Latin auripigmentum; aurum, gold, and pigmentum.]

Sulphuret of arsenic, found native and then an ore of arsenic, or artificially composed. The native orpiment appears in yellow, brilliant and seemingly talcky masses of various sizes. The red orpiment is called realgar. It is more or less lively and transparent, and often crystallized in bright needles. In this form it is called ruby of arsenic.

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