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  1. orpiment(noun)

    a yellow mineral occurring in conjunction with realgar; an ore of arsenic


  1. orpiment(Noun)

    arsenic trisulphide, occurring naturally in crystals or massive deposits, formerly used as a dye or pigment


  1. Orpiment

    Orpiment, As2S3, is a common monoclinic arsenic sulfide mineral. It has a Mohs hardness of 1.5 to 2 and a specific gravity of 3.49. It melts at 300 °C to 325 °C. Optically it is biaxial with refractive indices of a=2.4, b=2.81, g=3.02. Orpiment is an orange to yellow mineral that is found worldwide, and occurs as a sublimation product in volcanic fumaroles, low temperature hydrothermal veins, hot springs and as a byproduct of the decay of another arsenic mineral, realgar. It is often found in association with realgar. It takes its name from the Latin auripigmentum because of its deep yellow color.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Orpiment

    or′pi-ment, n. arsenic trisulphide, giving king's yellow and realgar (red).—ns. Or′pine, Or′pin, a deep-yellow colour: the Sedum Telephium, a popular vulnerary. [Fr.,—L. auripigmentumaurum, gold, pigmentum, paint.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of orpiment in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of orpiment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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