Definitions

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

  • n. The mineral form of lead monoxide, PbO.
  • n. A yellow powder, PbO, used as a pigment.

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  • n. lead monoxide, PbO, obtained as a yellow amorphous powder, the fused and crystalline form of which is called litharge; lead ocher. It is used as a pigment; also, lead oxide yellow, as opposed to red lead, which is lead tetroxide Pb3O4.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Lead monoxide (also called Lead protoxide), PbO, obtained as a yellow amorphous powder, the fused and crystalline form of which is called litharge; lead ocher. It is used as a pigment. It is also called lead oxide yellow, as opposed to red lead, which is lead tetroxide Pb3O4.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Protoxid of lead, or yellow oxid of lead, PbO.

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

  • n. the mineral form of lead monoxide; in the form of yellow powder it is used as a pigment

Etymologies

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

Middle English masticot, from Old French, perhaps from Old Italian marzacotto, potter's glaze (perhaps from Spanish mazacote, mortar), possibly from Arabic masḥaqūnīyā, perhaps of Greek origin.

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French massicot; English masticot is a corruption

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