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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
minium \min"i*um\ (?; 277), n. [L. minium, an Iberian word, the
Romans getting all their cinnabar from Spain; cf. Basque
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 WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a reddish oxide of lead (Pb3O4) used as a pigment in paints
and in glass and ceramics [syn: red lead, minium]
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