monoxide of lead, PbO, in the form of a yellow powder, used as a pigment and drier.

Origin of massicot

1425–75; late Middle English masticot < Middle French < Italian massicotto < Arabic masḥaqūniyā, perhaps < Greek Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a yellow earthy secondary mineral consisting of lead oxide. Formula: PbO

Word Origin for massicot

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