Definition of green vitriol in English:

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green vitriol

Pronunciation: /ɡrēn ˈvitrēəl/

noun

archaic
Crystalline ferrous sulfate.
Example sentences
  • The acids are extracted from the partially decomposed bark and, after drying for storage, are freshly mixed for use with wine and green vitriol.
  • When the production of green vitriol was no longer convenient, the factory was closed and in 1872 demolished.
  • ‘The source of the iron in medieval inks is green vitriol, an iron sulfate,’ Olin continues.

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Syllabification: green vit·ri·ol

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