minium

noun
min·​i·​um | \ ˈminēəm \
plural -s

Definition of minium

1a : goya
2a : a red lead oxide Pb3O4 sometimes found as a mineral but usually prepared synthetically; tri-lead tetroxide

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History and Etymology for minium

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

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“Minium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minium. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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