orpiment

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Orpiment

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From Old French, 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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