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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Large red-and-black European moth; A heavy reddish mineral consisting of mercuric sulfide adj. - Of a vivid red to reddish-orange color.

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  • It forms part of a soft, red rock called cinnabar, composed of mercury and sulphur.
  • The ore known as cinnabar is of a dark-red colour, and gives a beautiful appearance to the galleries.
  • One is a recessive mutation that produces flies with cinnabar coloured eyes It is called the cinnabar mutant.
  • Basalt with cinnabar and gypsum crystals mixed in. for more
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