scheele's green


scheele's green
\\ˈshāləz-, -lēz-\ noun
Etymology: after Karl W. Scheele died 1786 Swedish chemist
1. usually capitalized S : a poisonous yellowish green pigment consisting essentially of a copper arsenite and used especially formerly in paints
2. often capitalized S : a strong yellow green to yellowish green — called also English green, Swedish green

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  • Scheele's Green — IUPAC name copper hydrogen arsenite …   Wikipedia

  • Scheele's green — Green Green (gr[=e]n), n. 1. The color of growing plants; the color of the solar spectrum intermediate between the yellow and the blue. [1913 Webster] 2. A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with verdant herbage; as, the village… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scheele's green — [See {Scheelite}.] (Chem.) See under {Green}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scheele's green — Schee·le s green shā ləz , lēz n a poisonous yellowish green pigment consisting essentially of a copper arsenite and used esp. as an insecticide Schee·le shā lə Carl Wilhelm (1742 1786) Swedish chemist. Scheele is most famous as the chemist who… …   Medical dictionary

  • Scheele's green — /ʃilz ˈgrin/ (say sheelz green) noun cupric arsenite, Cu3(AsO3)2.2H2O, used as a pigment and insecticide. {named after KW Scheele} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Scheele's green — copper arsenite used as a pigment, esp. in paints. [1810 20; named after K.W. SCHEELE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Scheele's green — noun A toxic cupric hydrogen arsenite with a greenish yellow hue, formerly used in paints …   Wiktionary

  • Green — (gr[=e]n), n. 1. The color of growing plants; the color of the solar spectrum intermediate between the yellow and the blue. [1913 Webster] 2. A grassy plain or plat; a piece of ground covered with verdant herbage; as, the village green. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scheele green — Šelės žaliasis statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Pigmentas. formulė CuHAsO₃ atitikmenys: angl. Scheele green rus. зелень Шееле …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • green — A color between blue and yellow in the spectrum. For individual g. dyes, see specific names. Scheele g. SYN: cupric arsenite. * * * green grēn adj 1) of the color green 2) …   Medical dictionary