white vitriol


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white vitriol

n.
Zinc sulfate.
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white vitriol

n
(Elements & Compounds) another name for zinc sulphate
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Noun1.white vitriol - a colorless water-soluble powder; used as a mordant or to preserve wood or for the electrodeposition of zinc
sulfate, sulphate - a salt or ester of sulphuric acid
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"An excellent Eye-Water," found in a collection of recipe published in 1716, directed: "Take of Juice of Sengreen and Red Fennel-Root, each 2 Ounces; of Woman's Milk, a Spoonful; of White Rose-Water, a Quarter of a Pint; of fine Sugar-Candy, and White Vitriol powder'd, of each 2 Drams; being all mix'd, set them on the Fire, and as the Scum rises take it off, and keep it in a Glass for your Use, and with a Feather drop of it into your Eye, twice thrice every Day."(16)