Sandarac vs Zarnec - What's the difference?
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.
(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.
Any tree from the genus Tetraclinis .
- 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.
(mineralogy, obsolete) A native sulfide of arsenic, including sandarac and orpiment.