from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A yellow lead oxide, PbO, used in storage batteries and glass and as a pigment. Also called lead monoxide.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Lead monoxide (PbO) a toxic solid formed from the oxidisation of lead in air, and used as a pigment
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Lead monoxide; a yellowish red substance, obtained as an amorphous powder, or crystallized in fine scales, by heating lead moderately in a current of air or by calcining lead nitrate or carbonate. It is used in making flint glass, in glazing earthenware, in making red lead or minium, etc. Called also massicot.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The yellow or reddish protoxid of lead (PbO) partially fused.
Middle English litarge, from Old French, alteration of litargire, from Latin lithargyrus, from Greek litharguros : lithos, stone + arguros, silver; see arg- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old French litarge, from Latin lithargyrus, from Ancient Greek λιθαργυρος, from λίθος, stone + αργυρός silver (Wiktionary)