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  • noun mineralogy, obsolete A native sulfide of arsenic, including sandarac and orpiment.

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Ultimately from Middle Persian 𐭦𐭥𐭭𐭩𐭪 (zarnik, "gold-colored"), compare Persian زرنیخ (zarnix, "orpiment"), زرنی (zarni).

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