black lead

[ led ]
/ lɛd /
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noun Mineralogy.

graphite; plumbago.

Nearby words

  1. black japan,
  2. black kite,
  3. black knight,
  4. black knot,
  5. black land,
  6. black letter,
  7. black light,
  8. black liquor,
  9. black list,
  10. black lives matter

Origin of black lead

First recorded in 1575–85

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British Dictionary definitions for black lead

black lead

/ (lɛd) /

noun

another name for graphite
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