cinnabar

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noun cin·na·bar \ ˈsi-nə-ˌbär \

Definition of cinnabar

1 :artificial red mercuric sulfide used especially as a pigment
2 :a red mineral consisting of native mercuric sulfide HgS that is the only important ore of mercury
3 :a deep vivid red

cinnabarine

play \-bə-ˌrīn, -ˌbär-in\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of cinnabar

Middle English cynabare, from Anglo-French & Latin; Anglo-French sinopre, from Latin cinnabaris, from Greek kinnabari, of non-Indo-European origin; akin to Arabic zinjafr cinnabar


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cinnabar

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noun cin·na·bar \ ˈsin-ə-ˌbär \

medical Definition of cinnabar

1 :native red sulfide of mercury HgS that is the only important ore of mercury
2 :artificial red sulfide of mercury used especially as a pigment

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