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

  • n. Red lead.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A heavy, brilliant red pigment, consisting of an oxide of lead, Pb3O4, obtained by exposing lead or massicot to a gentle and continued heat in the air. It is used as a cement, as a paint, and in the manufacture of flint glass. Called also red lead, lead tetroxide, lead orthoplumbate, mineral orange, mineral red, Paris red, Saturn red, and less definitively, lead oxide.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Red oxid of lead, Pb3O4, produced by maintaining the protoxid (litharge) at a low-red heat for some time in presence of air. It is a bright-orange granular powder, used as a pigment and in the manufacture of flint-glass. See vermilion

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a reddish oxide of lead (Pb3O4) used as a pigment in paints and in glass and ceramics

Etymologies

Latin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin minium. (Wiktionary)

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