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[pluhm-bif-er-uh s]
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  1. yielding or containing lead.
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Origin of plumbiferous

1790–1800; < Latin plumb(um) lead + -i- + -ferous
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Historical Examples

  • Whether he used a plumbiferous, or lead glaze; or a stanniferous, or tin glaze, we do not know.

    The Story of Porcelain

    Sara Ware Bassett

  • The Italian writers assert that the use of lead—the plumbiferous glaze—was applied in Urbino as early as 1300.

British Dictionary definitions for plumbiferous


  1. (of ores, rocks, etc) containing or yielding lead
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