realgar

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See also: Realgar and réalgar

English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old English, from Medieval Latin, from Arabic رَهْج اَلْغَار (rahj al-ḡār, cave dust).

Noun[edit]

realgar (usually uncountable, plural realgars)

  1. (mineralogy) A mineral, arsenic sulfide (AsS), often associated with orpiment and stibnite in lead, silver and gold ores.

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Further reading[edit]

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