from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A poisonous white crystalline compound, Pb(C2H3O2)2·3H2O, used in hair dyes, waterproofing compounds, and varnishes. Also called sugar of lead.

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  • n. a poisonous white solid (Pb[CH3CO]2) used in dyeing cotton and in making enamels and varnishes


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