Homophones for arsenic, arsenick

arsenic / arsenick [ˈɑrsnɪk]

arsenic – adj., n. & v. – adj. – Chem., arsenic compounds with an oxidation number of +5; n. – 1. Chem., the element represented as ‘As’, atomic number 33, with a mass 74.922; 2. a white, toxic compound, As2O3; v. – to treat or poison using this compound

arsenick – n. – 1. Common name for Persicaria hydropiper, water pepper with a pungent oil that can irritate skin but also has medical uses. The USDA uses the older genus name, Polygonum; 2. an archaic alternate spelling for the metal, arsenic