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for mineral orange
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.
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