Definition of ceruse
1 : white lead as a pigment
2 : a cosmetic containing white lead
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This mixture of lead and vinegar that Elizabeth used was known as Venetian ceruse, or the spirits of Saturn.
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Origin and Etymology of ceruse
Middle English, from Medieval French céruse, from Latin cerussa
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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