ceruse

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noun ce·ruse \sə-ˈrüs, ˈsir-ˌüs\

Definition of ceruse

  1. 1 :  white lead as a pigment

  2. 2 :  a cosmetic containing white lead

Origin and Etymology of ceruse

Middle English, from Medieval French céruse, from Latin cerussa


First Known Use: 14th century


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ceruse

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noun ce·ruse \sə-ˈrüs, ˈsi(ə)r-ˌüs\

Medical Definition of ceruse

  1. 1:  white lead as a pigment

  2. 2:  a cosmetic containing white lead

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