Definition of ethiops in English:

ethiops

(also aethiops)

noun

Chemistry
historical
  • Any of certain typically black or dark-coloured substances made by chemical means; a dark residue or precipitate; especially = ethiops mineral.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in John Pechey (d. 1718). From classical Latin Aethiops inhabitant of Ethiopia, in post-classical Latin also denoting a black substance.

Pronunciation

ethiops

/ˈiːθɪˌɒps/