: a rare orange to lemon-yellow mineral consisting of a native trisulfide of arsenic
Examples of orpiment in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebMedieval painters used a variety of pigments, some of which were quite toxic (cinnabar, orpiment, and lead white in particular).
Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 3 Dec. 2021 Among the artifacts found in the cave was orpiment, a pigment from eastern Turkey used for decorative purposes, and 63 beads, some of which came from as far away as Baghdad.
Livia Gershon, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Apr. 2021
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