minium

noun min·i·um \ˈminēəm\

Definition of minium

plural

-s

  1. 1a :  goya b :  fiery red

  2. 2a :  a red lead oxide Pb3O4 sometimes found as a mineral but usually prepared synthetically; tri-lead tetroxide b :  red lead

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Origin and Etymology of minium

Middle English, from Latin, cinnabar, red lead, of Iberian origin; akin to Basque armineá cinnabar


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