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NOUN (1)

1. a reddish mineral consisting of hydrated cobalt arsenate in monoclinic crystalline form and used in coloring glass; usually found in veins bearing cobalt and arsenic;
[syn: erythrite, cobalt bloom]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Erythrite \E*ryth"rite\, n. [Gr. 'eryqro`s red.] 1. (Chem.) A colorless crystalline substance, C4H6.(OH)4, of a sweet, cooling taste, extracted from certain lichens, and obtained by the decomposition of erythrin; -- called also erythrol, erythroglucin, erythromannite, pseudorcin, cobalt bloom, and under the name phycite obtained from the alga Protococcus vulgaris. It is a tetrabasic alcohol, corresponding to glycol and glycerin.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

erythrite n 1: a reddish mineral consisting of hydrated cobalt arsenate in monoclinic crystalline form and used in coloring glass; usually found in veins bearing cobalt and arsenic [syn: erythrite, cobalt bloom]