[ pluhm-bif-er-uh s ]
/ plʌmˈbɪf ər əs /
yielding or containing lead.
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Example sentences from the Web for plumbiferous
Whether he used a plumbiferous, or lead glaze; or a stanniferous, or tin glaze, we do not know.The Story of Porcelain|Sara Ware Bassett
The Italian writers assert that the use of lead—the plumbiferous glaze—was applied in Urbino as early as 1300.Pottery and Porcelain, from early times down to the Philadelphia exhibition of 1876|Charles Wyllys Elliott
British Dictionary definitions for plumbiferous
/ (plʌmˈbɪfərəs) /
(of ores, rocks, etc) containing or yielding lead
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