Origin of minium
Examples from the Web for minium
But the true sense of miniature is something painted in minium, red lead.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)|Ernest Weekley
Nor shall thy title be marked with minium, nor thy leaf scented with cedar-oil.Illuminated Manuscripts|John W. Bradley
There is in a plain near (these springs) a mountain, which is of a red colour like minium.
The term used by him for the mineral is minium nativum (Interpretatio,—bergzinober or cinnabaris).De Re Metallica|Georgius Agricola
Minium sometimes leans to orange; and there is made from ceruse a peculiar red, Mineral Orange.Field's Chromatography|George Field