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

  • n. Ormolu.

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  • n. Powdered stannic sulfide (SnS2) used as a pigment in gilding

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Stannic sulphide, SnS2, obtained as a yellow scaly crystalline powder, and used as a pigment in bronzing and gilding wood and metal work. It was called by the alchemists aurum musivum, or aurum mosaicum. Called also bronze powder.
  • n. See under Mosaic.

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

  • n. a yellow pigment sometimes suspended in lacquer

Etymologies

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

From its use in making mosaics.

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