Sandarac vs Zarnec - What's the difference?

sandarac | zarnec |


As nouns the difference between sandarac and zarnec

is that sandarac is (mineralogy|archaic) realgar; red sulphide of arsenic while zarnec is (mineralogy|obsolete) a native sulfide of arsenic, including sandarac and orpiment.

sandarac

English

Noun

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  • (mineralogy, archaic) realgar; red sulphide of arsenic.
  • (botany, chemistry) A white or yellow resin obtained from a north African tree Tetraclinis articulata ), and pulverized for pounce; probably so called from a resemblance to the mineral.
  • * 1952 , L.F. Salzman, Building in England , p. 171.
  • Oil was also used for making varnish, by dissolving sandarac' in it, and as the 'vernysshe' which appears so frequently in accounts was always bought by the pound, the term was evidently applied to the ' sandarac , or other similar resinous substance.
  • Any tree from the genus Tetraclinis .
  • zarnec

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (mineralogy, obsolete) A native sulfide of arsenic, including sandarac and orpiment.
  • Alternative forms

    * zarnich