from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A salt containing the negative tetravalent radical Fe(CN)6, used in making blue pigments, blueprint paper, and ferricyanide.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. any of various salts containing the tetravalent anion Fe(CN)64-; used in making blue pigments
  • n. a complex ion in which a central ferrous iron atom is surrounded by six cyanide ions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of a series of complex double cyanides of ferrous iron and some other base.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A compound of a base or basic radical with ferrocyanogen.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. salt of ferrocyanic acid usually obtained by a reaction of a cyanide with iron sulphate


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