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massicot

[mas-i-kot]
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noun
  1. monoxide of lead, PbO, in the form of a yellow powder, used as a pigment and drier.
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Origin of massicot

1425–75; late Middle English masticot < Middle French < Italian massicotto < Arabic masḥaqūniyā, perhaps < Greek
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massicot

noun
  1. a yellow earthy secondary mineral consisting of lead oxide. Formula: PbO
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Word Origin

C15: via French from Italian marzacotto ointment, perhaps from Arabic shabb qubti Egyptian alum
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