Definition of flowers of sulfur in English:

flowers of sulfur

plural noun

Chemistry
  • [treated as singular] A fine yellow powdered form of sulfur produced by sublimation.

    • ‘For those who prefer not to use DEET, flowers of sulfur is supposed to discourage chiggers as well.’
    • ‘Carmen's program and her flowers of sulfur quickly healed that angry abscess.’
    • ‘For prevention, flowers of sulfur (sublimed sulfur from a pharmacy) can be sprinkled on socks, shoes and pants legs to deter chiggers.’