from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The salt called by the alchemists the salt of art, science, or wisdom; a double chlorid of mercury and ammonia. Although poisonous, it was formerly used as a stimulant.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The
salt of wisdomof the alchemists, a double salt composed of the chlorides of ammonium and mercury. It was formerly used as a stimulant.
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- noun archaic The "salt of wisdom" of the
alchemists, a double saltcomposed of the chloridesof ammoniumand mercury, formerly used as a stimulant.
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