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Red Tincture

That preparation which the alchemists thought would convert any baser metal into gold. It is sometimes called the Philosopher's Stone, the Great Elixir, and the Great Magisterium. (See White Tincture.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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