- resembling or containing lead; leaden.
Origin of plumbeous
1570–80; < Latin plumbeus, equivalent to plumb(um) lead + -eus -eous
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Examples from the Web for plumbeous
The third common bird of Himalayan streams is the plumbeous redstart or water-robin (Rhyacornis fuliginosus).Birds of the Indian Hills
The glass and plumbeous glazes may be colored with a variety of other oxides, without losing their transparency.The Ceramic Art
Jennie J. Young
Wings and tail slate-black edged chiefly with bluish plumbeous gray, the coverts and tertiaries with olive-green.
Wing coverts black, plumbeous edged and tipped with white tinged with wood-brown forming two wing bands.
As a kitten of the Muses and meer frog of Helicon he croaked cataracts of plumbeous cerebrosity.Oxford and its Story
- made of or relating to lead or resembling lead in colour
C16: from Latin plumbeus leaden, from plumbum lead
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