One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
treated as singular A fine yellow powdered form of sulfur produced by sublimation.
- ‘Carmen's program and her flowers of sulfur quickly healed that angry abscess.’
- ‘For those who prefer not to use DEET, flowers of sulfur is supposed to discourage chiggers as well.’
- ‘For prevention, flowers of sulfur (sublimed sulfur from a pharmacy) can be sprinkled on socks, shoes and pants legs to deter chiggers.’
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