Definitions for "Sulphur"
A nonmetallic element occurring naturally in large quantities, either combined as in the sulphides (as pyrites) and sulphates (as gypsum), or native in volcanic regions, in vast beds mixed with gypsum and various earthy materials, from which it is melted out. Symbol S. Atomic weight 32. The specific gravity of ordinary octohedral sulphur is 2.05; of prismatic sulphur, 1.96.
Element that occurs in a nature state or in compounds such as sulphides.
an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)
Sulphur dioxide is used to preserve wine. The French say they don't do that sort of thing. They say... The smell should vanish during ageing.
This is an important element in winemaking, with a wide variety of uses, often as part of the compound sulphur dioxide. It is widely used in the vineyard as a prophylactic for Oidium, whereas in the winery it may be used as a disinfectant in between vintages, and may be added to must and finished wines as an antibacterial agent to prevent spoilage. It may also be used in winemaking as a method of terminating fermentation. Excessive use may result in an unpleasant mothball or burnt match aroma from the wine. See my advice page on faulty wine for more information.
When fuel containing sulphur, such as coal and oil, is burnt, sulphur dioxide is formed. In the air, it is transformed into sulphuric acid. This is the most important cause of acidification in the soil and water. At the same time, sulphur is a vital substance, in small quantities, for living organisms.
Any one of numerous species of yellow or orange butterflies of the subfamily Pierinæ; as, the clouded sulphur (Eurymus philodice syn. Colias philodice), which is the common yellow butterfly of the Eastern United States.
A brittle non-metallic element
A non metallic element with the symbol S, known to ancients. A widely used chemical. It is commonly found in matches, medicines and gunpowder.
Keywords:  dried, preserve, fruits, treat, order
treat with sulphur in order to preserve; "These dried fruits are sulphured"