a white, crystalline, bitter, slightly water-soluble, very poisonous alkaloid, C 23 H 26 N 2 O 4 , obtained from the nux vomica tree Strychnos nux-vomica, and from other species of the same genus, resembling but not as powerful as strychnine in its pharmacological action: used chiefly in the denaturation of alcohol. Historical Examples Poisons: […]
a mineral, magnesium hydroxide, Mg(OH) 2 , occurring in tabular, foliated crystals: used in magnesia refractories.
Pieter the Elder [pee-ter;; Flemish pee-tuh r] /ˈpi tər;; Flemish ˈpi tər/ (Show IPA), (“Peasant Breughel”) c1525–69, Flemish genre and landscape painter. his sons, Jan [yahn] /yɑn/ (Show IPA), (“Velvet Breughel”) 1568–1625, and Pieter the Younger, (“Hell Breughel”), 1564–1637?, Flemish painters. Breughel. noun a variant spelling of Brueghel noun Jan (jɑn). 1568–1625, Flemish painter, noted […]