Definitions of cinnabar

  1. large red-and-black European moth; larvae feed on leaves of ragwort; introduced into United States to control ragwort Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. of a vivid red to reddish-orange color Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a heavy reddish mineral consisting of mercuric sulfide; the chief source of mercury Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Red sulphide of mercury, occurring in brilliant red crystals, and also in red or brown amorphous masses. It is used in medicine. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. The artificial red sulphide of mercury used as a pigment; vermilion. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A compound of sulphur with mercury. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. The native ore from which metallic mercury is obtained by sublimation; red sulphide of mercury. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  8. Red sulphide of mercury. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  9. Red sulphuret of mercury; vermilion; dragons blood, the gum of an Indian tree. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. The native red sulphuret of mercury; the artificial cinnabar of commerce is called vermilion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. sin'a-bar, n. sulphuret of mercury, called vermilion when used as a pigment.--adj. vermilion-coloured.--adjs. CINNABAR'IC, CINN'ABARINE. [L.,--Gr. kinnabari, a dye, from Persian.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  12. Hydrargyri sulphuretum rubrum-c. Graecorum, see Calamus rotang. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  13. [Latin] Red sulphide of mercury. na
  14. (n. & a.). [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. Red bisulphid of mercury. American pocket medical dictionary.
  16. Red sulphid of mercury, HgS; used as a pigment. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  17. [Gr.] The native red sulphide of mercury, from which the pigment vermilion is obtained. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  18. n. [Greek] Red sulphuret of mercury; vermilion. Cabinet Dictionary
  19. Vermillion, a mineral consisting of mercury and sulphur. Complete Dictionary

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