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plumbeous

[ pluhm-bee-uhs ]
/ ˈplʌm bi əs /
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adjective

resembling or containing lead; leaden.

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Origin of plumbeous

First recorded in 1580–90; from Latin plumbeus, equivalent to plumb(um) “lead” + -eus -eous
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plumbeous
/ (ˈplʌmbɪəs) /

adjective

made of or relating to lead or resembling lead in colour

Word Origin for plumbeous

C16: from Latin plumbeus leaden, from plumbum lead
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