Nouns denoting substances

argyrodite
a rare steel-grey mineral consisting of silver and germanium and sulfur
 
prussic acid
a solution of hydrogen cyanide in water; weak solutions are used in fumigating and in the synthesis of organic compounds
 
vicuna
the wool of the vicuna
 
stone
a crystalline rock that can be cut and polished for jewelry
 
gift wrap
attractive wrapping paper suitable for wrapping gifts
 
azide
a chemical compound containing the azido group combined with an element or radical
 
alizarin
an orange-red crystalline compound used in making red pigments and in dyeing
 
trimer
a polymer (or a molecule of a polymer) consisting of three identical monomers
 
tracing paper
a semitransparent paper that is used for tracing drawings
 
Golden Fleece
in Greek mythology, a fleece of gold owned by the king of Colchis and guarded in a sacred grove by a dragon; recovered by Jason and the Argonauts
 
carbon disulfide
a toxic colorless flammable liquid (CS2); used in the manufacture of rayon and cellophane and carbon tetrachloride and as a solvent for rubber
 
Ca
a white metallic element that burns with a brilliant light; the fifth most abundant element in the earth's crust; an important component of most plants and animals
 
snake venom
venom secreted by certain snakes
 
biomass
plant materials and animal waste used as fuel
 
blue stone
hydrated blue crystalline form of copper sulfate
 
salicylic acid
a white crystalline substance with a bitter aftertaste; used as a fungicide or in making aspirin or dyes or perfumes
 
tartaric acid
an acid found in many fruits; used in soft drinks and confectionery and baking powder
 
isobutylene
used also in making gasoline components
 
ammonia
a water solution of ammonia
 
crepe rubber
crude natural rubber; used mainly for shoe soles
 
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