porporino

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Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

porporino

  1. A composition of mercury, tin, and sulphur, forming a yellow powder, sometimes used by mediaeval artists as a cheaper alternative to gold.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Fairholt to this entry?)

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Adjective[edit]

porporino m (feminine porporina, masculine plural porporini, feminine plural porporine)

  1. purple