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vitriol

Pronunciation: vit're-ol

Definition: Any of the various salts of sulfuric acid, blue vitriol (cupric sulfate), green vitriol (ferrous sulfate), white vitriol (zinc sulfate).

[L. vitreolus, glassy]

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