from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The complex ion Fe(CN)63− or any of various salts containing it, used in making blue pigments.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Acompound of a base or basic radical with ferricyanogen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) One of a complex series of double cyanides of ferric iron and some other base.
  • noun (Chem.) red prussiate of potash; a dark, red, crystalline salt, K6(CN)12Fe2, consisting of the double cyanide of potassium and ferric iron. From it is derived the ferrous ferricyanate, Turnbull's blue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun chemistry any of various salts containing the trivalent anion Fe(CN)63-; used in making blue pigments
  • noun chemistry a complex ion in which a central ferric iron atom is surrounded by six cyanide ions

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun salt of ferricyanic acid obtained by oxidation of a ferrocyanide


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