Colcothar Definition

kŏlkə-thər, -thär
noun
A brownish-red oxide of iron, obtained by heating ferrous sulfate: it is used as a pigment, polishing agent, etc.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Colcothar

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Singular:
colcothar
Plural:
colcothars

Origin of Colcothar

  • Medieval Latin from Spanish colcótar from Arabic qulquṭār possibly from Greek khalkanthos copper sulfate khalkos copper anthos flower

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Arabic qolqotar.

    From Wiktionary

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