plumbiferous

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Containing lead.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Producing lead.
  • Containing lead: applied, in ceramics, to a glaze in which one of the principal ingredients is lead. See lead-glaze.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Producing or containing lead.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Producing or containing lead.

Etymologies

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

[Latin plumbum, lead + –ferous.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin plumbum, lead + -ferous.

Examples

  • Greeks, the Egyptians, the Etruscans, and the Romans -- should have manufactured plumbiferous bronzes, while the Phœnicians carried to the people of the North only pure bronzes without the alloy of lead.

    Atlantis : the antediluvian world

  • a plumbiferous, or lead glaze; or a stanniferous, or tin glaze, we do not know.

    The Story of Porcelain

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  • Yielding or containing lead.

    November 19, 2007