porporino

Porporino

Por`po*ri"no\, n. [It.] A composition of quicksilver, tin, and sulphur, forming a yellow powder, sometimes used by medi[ae]val artists, for the sake of economy, instead of gold. --Fairholt.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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