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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.]

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]

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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)
Translations
rikkisitruunaperhonen
citronfjärilsvavel

brimstone

[ˈbrɪmstəʊn] Nazufre m

brimstone

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

brimstone

n (= sulphur)Schwefel m
References in periodicals archive ?
He has spotted a brimstone moth, which usually flies by night but can regularly be spotted at dusk.
Mi lwyddwyd serch hynny, ac fe welwyd sawl brychan cleisiog (Chloroclysta truncata; Common Marbled Dal gwyfynod Carpet), melyn y drain (Opisthograptis luteolata; Brimstone Moth) a'r fflamysgwydd ( Ochropleura plecta; Flame Shoulder) yn ogystal sawl pry teiliwr.
A yellow flash dancing across the garden in mid-summer is most likely to be the Brimstone Moth, an apparently diurnal moth species whose caterpillars feed on hawthorn, blackthorn and apple, but never to pest proportions.