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copperas


copperas


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Green  \Green\,  a.  [Compar.  {Greener};  superl.  {Greenest.}]  [OE. 
  grene,  AS  gr?ne;  akin  to  D.  groen,  OS  gr?ni,  OHG.  gruoni 
  G.  gr?n,  Dan.  &  Sw  gr?n,  Icel.  gr?nn;  fr  the  root  of  E. 
  grow.  See  {Grow.}] 
  1.  Having  the  color  of  grass  when  fresh  and  growing; 
  resembling  that  color  of  the  solar  spectrum  which  is 
  between  the  yellow  and  the  blue;  verdant;  emerald. 
 
  2.  Having  a  sickly  color;  wan. 
 
  To  look  so  green  and  pale.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Full  of  life  aud  vigor;  fresh  and  vigorous;  new  recent; 
  as  a  green  manhood;  a  green  wound. 
 
  As  valid  against  such  an  old  and  beneficent 
  government  as  against  .  .  .  the  greenest  usurpation. 
  --Burke. 
 
  4.  Not  ripe;  immature;  not  fully  grown  or  ripened;  as  green 
  fruit,  corn,  vegetables,  etc 
 
  5.  Not  roasted;  half  raw.  [R.] 
 
  We  say  the  meat  is  green  when  half  roasted.  --L. 
  Watts. 
 
  6.  Immature  in  age  or  experience;  young;  raw;  not  trained; 
  awkward;  as  green  in  years  or  judgment. 
 
  I  might  be  angry  with  the  officious  zeal  which 
  supposes  that  its  green  conceptions  can  instruct  my 
  gray  hairs.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  7.  Not  seasoned;  not  dry;  containing  its  natural  juices;  as 
  green  wood,  timber,  etc  --Shak. 
 
  {Green  brier}  (Bot.),  a  thorny  climbing  shrub  ({Emilaz 
  rotundifolia})  having  a  yellowish  green  stem  and  thick 
  leaves,  with  small  clusters  of  flowers,  common  in  the 
  United  States;  --  called  also  {cat  brier}. 
 
  {Green  con}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  pollock. 
 
  {Green  crab}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  edible,  shore  crab  ({Carcinus 
  menas})  of  Europe  and  America;  --  in  New  England  locally 
  named  {joe-rocker}. 
 
  {Green  crop},  a  crop  used  for  food  while  in  a  growing  or 
  unripe  state,  as  distingushed  from  a  grain  crop,  root 
  crop,  etc 
 
  {Green  diallage}.  (Min.) 
  a  Diallage,  a  variety  of  pyroxene. 
  b  Smaragdite. 
 
  {Green  dragon}  (Bot.),  a  North  American  herbaceous  plant 
  ({Aris[ae]ma  Dracontium}),  resembling  the  Indian  turnip; 
  --  called  also  {dragon  root}. 
 
  {Green  earth}  (Min.),  a  variety  of  glauconite,  found  in 
  cavities  in  amygdaloid  and  other  eruptive  rock,  and  used 
  as  a  pigment  by  artists;  --  called  also  {mountain  green}. 
 
 
  {Green  ebony}. 
  a  A  south  American  tree  ({Jacaranda  ovalifolia}),  having 
  a  greenish  wood,  used  for  rulers,  turned  and  inlaid 
  work  and  in  dyeing. 
  b  The  West  Indian  green  ebony.  See  {Ebony}. 
 
  {Green  fire}  (Pyrotech.),  a  composition  which  burns  with  a 
  green  flame.  It  consists  of  sulphur  and  potassium 
  chlorate,  with  some  salt  of  barium  (usually  the  nitrate), 
  to  which  the  color  of  the  flame  is  due. 
 
  {Green  fly}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  green  species  of  plant  lice  or 
  aphids,  esp.  those  that  infest  greenhouse  plants. 
 
  {Green  gage},  (Bot.)  See  {Greengage},  in  the  Vocabulary. 
 
  {Green  gland}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  a  pair  of  large  green  glands 
  in  Crustacea,  supposed  to  serve  as  kidneys.  They  have 
  their  outlets  at  the  bases  of  the  larger  antenn[ae]. 
 
  {Green  hand},  a  novice.  [Colloq.] 
 
  {Green  heart}  (Bot.),  the  wood  of  a  lauraceous  tree  found  in 
  the  West  Indies  and  in  South  America,  used  for 
  shipbuilding  or  turnery.  The  green  heart  of  Jamaica  and 
  Guiana  is  the  {Nectandra  Rodi[oe]i},  that  of  Martinique  is 
  the  {Colubrina  ferruginosa}. 
 
  {Green  iron  ore}  (Min.)  dufrenite. 
 
  {Green  laver}  (Bot.),  an  edible  seaweed  ({Ulva  latissima}); 
  --  called  also  {green  sloke}. 
 
  {Green  lead  ore}  (Min.),  pyromorphite. 
 
  {Green  linnet}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  greenfinch. 
 
  {Green  looper}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  cankerworm. 
 
  {Green  marble}  (Min.),  serpentine. 
 
  {Green  mineral},  a  carbonate  of  copper,  used  as  a  pigment. 
  See  {Greengill}. 
 
  {Green  monkey}  (Zo["o]l.)  a  West  African  long-tailed  monkey 
  ({Cercopithecus  callitrichus}),  very  commonly  tamed,  and 
  trained  to  perform  tricks.  It  was  introduced  into  the  West 
  Indies  early  in  the  last  century,  and  has  become  very 
  abundant  there 
 
  {Green  salt  of  Magnus}  (Old  Chem.),  a  dark  green  crystalline 
  salt,  consisting  of  ammonia  united  with  certain  chlorides 
  of  platinum. 
 
  {Green  sand}  (Founding)  molding  sand  used  for  a  mold  while 
  slightly  damp,  and  not  dried  before  the  cast  is  made 
 
  {Green  sea}  (Naut.),  a  wave  that  breaks  in  a  solid  mass  on  a 
  vessel's  deck. 
 
  {Green  sickness}  (Med.),  chlorosis. 
 
  {Green  snake}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  two  harmless  American  snakes 
  ({Cyclophis  vernalis},  and  {C.  [ae]stivus}).  They  are 
  bright  green  in  color. 
 
  {Green  turtle}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  edible  marine  turtle.  See 
  {Turtle}. 
 
  {Green  vitriol}. 
  a  (Chem.)  Sulphate  of  iron;  a  light  green  crystalline 
  substance,  very  extensively  used  in  the  preparation  of 
  inks,  dyes,  mordants,  etc 
  b  (Min.)  Same  as  {copperas},  {melanterite}  and  {sulphate 
  of  iron}. 
 
  {Green  ware},  articles  of  pottery  molded  and  shaped,  but  not 
  yet  baked. 
 
  {Green  woodpecker}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  common  European  woodpecker 
  ({Picus  viridis});  --  called  also  {yaffle}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Copperas  \Cop"per*as\,  n.  [OE.  coperose,  F.  couperose  fr 
  (assumed?)  L.  cuprirosa  equiv.  to  G.  cha`lkanqos,  i.  e. 
  copper  flower,  vitriol.  See  {Copper}  and  {Rose.}] 
  Green  vitriol,  or  sulphate  of  iron;  a  green  crystalline 
  substance,  of  an  astringent  taste,  used  in  making  ink,  in 
  dyeing  black,  as  a  tonic  in  medicine,  etc  It  is  made  on  a 
  large  scale  by  the  oxidation  of  iron  pyrites.  Called  also 
  {ferrous  sulphate}. 
 
  Note:  The  term  copperas  was  formerly  synonymous  with  vitriol, 
  and  included  the  green,  blue,  and  white  vitriols,  or 
  the  sulphates  of  iron,  copper,  and  zinc.