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Meaning of purple of Cassius

pur'ple of Cas'sius

Pronunciation: (kash'us, kash'ē-us, kä'sē-us), [key]
  1. a purple pigment precipitated as a sol by the interaction of gold chloride and a solution of stannic acid and stannous chloride: used chiefly in the manufacture of ruby glass, ceramic glazes, and enamels.
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