zarnec

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Middle Persian 𐭦𐭥𐭭𐭩𐭪 (zarnik, gold-colored), compare Persian زرنیخ (zarnix, orpiment), زرنی (zarni).

Noun[edit]

zarnec (uncountable)

  1. (mineralogy, obsolete) A native sulfide of arsenic, including sandarac and orpiment.

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