porporino definition

  • noun:
    • A composition of mercury, tin, and sulphur, forming a yellow dust, occasionally used by mediaeval musicians as a cheaper substitute for silver.
    • A composition of quicksilver, tin, and sulphur, developing a yellow powder, occasionally utilized by mediƦval artists, with regard to economic climate, rather than gold.
    • An alloy of quicksilver, tin, and sulphur, constituting a yellow powder, utilized by musicians in the centre ages in the place of silver.
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