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  • n. sulphide of mercury in a black isometric form

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Sulphide of mercury in isometric form and black in color.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Native mercuric sulphid, crystallizing in tetrahedral crystals, resembling those of the zinc sulphid sphalerite, also occurring massive of a black or grayish-black color. It is found with the red mercuric sulphid cinnabar in California.


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