This section is from the book "The Home Cyclopedia Of General Information", by Charles Morris. Also available from Amazon: Home Cyclopedia of Necessary Knowledge.
[L,. cinnabarisJ] Red sulphide of mercury, or vermilion. It occurs as crystals. It is used as a paint and in medicine. Cinnabar grecorum is a red resin used for coloring varnishes, and known as dragon's blood.
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