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

Word History


German Zerussit, from Latin cerussa

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cerussite was in 1850

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“Cerussite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cerussite. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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