blue lead

1 of 2

noun (1)

-ˈlēd
: tertiary gold-bearing gravel deposits of the Sierra Nevada

blue lead

2 of 2

noun (2)

-ˈled
1
: galena
2
: a slate-gray pigment produced by subliming lead ore with coal or coke and used especially in rust-resistant paints

called also blue basic lead sulfate, sublimed blue lead

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

lead (gravel deposit)

Noun (2)

lead (metal)

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“Blue lead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blue%20lead. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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