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brim·stone

 (brĭm′stōn′)
n.
1. Sulfur, especially considered as a component of the torments of hell in Christianity.
2.
a. Damnation to hell.
b. Vehement or condemnatory rhetoric, especially rhetoric warning of the torments of hell for immoral behavior: a sermon full of fire and brimstone.

[Middle English brimston, from Old English brynstān; see gwher- in Indo-European roots.]
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brimstone

(ˈbrɪmˌstəʊn)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) an obsolete name for sulphur
2. (Animals) a common yellow butterfly, Gonepteryx rhamni, of N temperate regions of the Old World: family Pieridae
3. archaic a scolding nagging woman; virago
[Old English brynstān; related to Old Norse brennistein; see burn1, stone]
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brim•stone

(ˈbrɪmˌstoʊn)

n.
(not in technical use) sulfur.
[before 1150; Middle English brinston, late Old English brynstān. See burn1, stone]
brim′ston′y, adj.
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Noun1.brimstone - an old name for sulfur
atomic number 16, sulfur, sulphur, S - an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)
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Translations
rikkisitruunaperhonen
citronfjärilsvavel

brimstone

[ˈbrɪmstəʊn] Nazufre m
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brimstone

[ˈbrɪmstəʊn] n (old-fashioned, literary)soufre m
fire and brimstone → les flammes fpl de l'enfer
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brimstone

n (= sulphur)Schwefel m
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This attractive moth gets its name because of its bright lemon colouring and similarity to the more familiar brimstone butterfly.
Chris used the group's ceremonial billhook to cut the yellow brimstone butterfly designed cake.
It is one of the main food sources for the Brimstone butterfly whose caterpillars love to eat the leaves.