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Calʹomel

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Hooper says—

“This name, which means ‘beautiful black,ʹ was originally given to the Æthiop’s mineral, or black sulphuret of mercury. It was afterwards applied in joke by Sir Theodore Mayerne to the chloride of mercury, in honour of a favourite negro servant whom he employed to prepare it. As calomel is a white powder, the name is merely a jocular misnomer.”—Medical Dictionary.

Greek, καλóζ, beautiful, μελαζ, black.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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