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

  • n. A heavy white poisonous powder, essentially basic lead carbonate, used in paint pigments.

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  • n. A basic lead carbonate once used in paint

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Native lead carbonate; cerusite.
  • n. hydrated carbonate of lead, obtained as a white, amorphous powder, and much used as an ingredient of white paint.

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

  • n. a poisonous white pigment that contains lead

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