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Aqua


A'QUA, noun [Latin aqua ]

Water; a word much used in pharmacy, and the old chimistry.

Aqua fortis, in the old chimistry, is now called nitric acid.

Aqua marina, a name which jewelers give to the beryl, on account of its color.

Aqua regia, in the old chimistry, is now called nitro-muriatic acid.

Aqua vitae, brandy, or spirit of wine.