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Orpiment

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From Old French [Term?], from Latin auripigmentum (orpiment), from aurum (gold) + pigmentum (pigment).

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orpiment (countable and uncountable, plural orpiments)

  1. arsenic trisulphide, occurring naturally in crystals or massive deposits, formerly used as a dye or pigment

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  • Orpiment” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • orpiment”, in Mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, accessed 29 August 2016.

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