potable gold

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

potable gold (uncountable)

  1. (historical) A theoretical substance which would confer eternal life to the drinker.
    • 2002, Philip Ball, The Elements: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford 2004, p. 60
      This tradition found its way to the West in the notion of ‘potable gold(aurum potabile), a medicine that, if drunk, would cure all manner of ills.
  2. (historical) A preparation consisting of gold particles in oil and alcohol.

Synonyms[edit]

Translations[edit]

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

See also[edit]