cerussite

noun
ce·​rus·​site | \ sə-ˈrə-ˌsīt How to pronounce cerussite (audio) \

Definition of cerussite

: a colorless or white mineral consisting of a carbonate of lead that occurs in transparent crystals and also in massive form and is a source of white lead

First Known Use of cerussite

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cerussite

German Zerussit, from Latin cerussa

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“Cerussite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cerussite. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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