copperas

[kop-er-uhs]
noun Chemistry.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English coperas, variant of Middle English coperose < Medieval Latin (aqua) cuprōsa copperish (water). See copper1, -ose1

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copperas (ˈkɒpərəs)
 
n
a less common name for ferrous sulphate
 
[C14: coperose, via Old French from Medieval Latin cuperosa, perhaps originally in the phrase aqua cuprosa copper water]

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