plumbeous

[pluhm-bee-uh s]

Origin of plumbeous

1570–80; < Latin plumbeus, equivalent to plumb(um) lead + -eus -eous
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plumbeous

adjective
  1. 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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