re·​al·​gar rē-ˈal-ˌgär How to pronounce realgar (audio)
: an orange-red mineral consisting of arsenic sulfide and having a resinous luster

Word History


Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Catalan, from Arabic rahj al-ghār powder of the mine

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of realgar was in the 15th century

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“Realgar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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