white lead

noun

Definition of white lead

: any of several white pigments containing lead; especially : a heavy poisonous basic carbonate of lead marketed as a powder or as a paste in linseed oil and used especially formerly in paints

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First Known Use of white lead

before 12th century


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white lead

noun

medical Definition of white lead

: any of several white lead-containing pigments; especially : a heavy poisonous basic carbonate of lead of variable composition used especially formerly in paints

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