Definition of Colcothar

1. n. Polishing rouge; a reddish brown oxide of iron, used in polishing glass, and also as a pigment; -- called also crocus Martis.



Definition of Colcothar

1. Noun. (organic compound obsolete) Polishing rouge; a reddish-brown oxide of iron, used in polishing glass, and also as a pigment; crocus Martis. ¹

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Definition of Colcothar

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Colcothar

colation
colatitude
colatitudes
colbertine
colby
colbys
colcannon
colcannons
colcemid
colchica
colchicine
colchicines
colchicum
colchicums
colchine
colcothar (current term)
colcothars
cold
cold-blooded
cold-blooded animal
cold-bloodedly
cold-bloodedness
cold-calling
cold-cathode
cold-cock
cold-cream
cold-cuts
cold-eyed
cold-hearted
cold-heartedly

Literary usage of Colcothar

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1. Chemical Technology: Or, Chemistry, Applied to the Arts and to Manufactures by Walter Rogers Johnson, Friedrich Ludwig Knapp (1849)
"Oxide of iron or crocus, also called colcothar (prepared by roasting green vitriol and washing), is employed for polishing plate-glass. Fig. ..."

2. Medico-physical Works: Being a Translation of Tractatus Quinque Medico-physici by John Mayow (1907)
"And indeed it is probable that the distillation of vitriol will go on as long as any of the saline particles of the colcothar remain, these being brought ..."

3. The Emporium of Arts and Sciences by John Redman Coxe (1815)
"colcothar: CROCUS MARTIS: SAFFRON OF MARS. This is an oxyd of iron, made red by exposing it to heat, and used for polishing brass and iron utensils, ..."

4. A Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Colors for Painting: Comprising by Jean RenĂ© Denis Riffault des HĂȘtres, Armand Denis Vergnaud, G. Alvar Toussaint (1874)
"colcothar is also produced by the wet way, in mixing a solution of sulphate of iron with another of carbonate or, better still, bicarbonate of soda. ..."

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