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NOUN (1)

1. a reddish oxide of lead (Pb3O4) used as a pigment in paints and in glass and ceramics;
[syn: red lead, minium]


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 armine['a].] (Chem.) 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

minium n 1: a reddish oxide of lead (Pb3O4) used as a pigment in paints and in glass and ceramics [syn: red lead, minium]