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sugar of lead

[led]
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noun Chemistry.
  1. lead acetate.
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Origin of sugar of lead

First recorded in 1655–65
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  • Washing the ulcerated parts with warm soap-suds, copperas, and sugar-of-lead may follow.

    Domestic Animals

    Richard L. Allen


British Dictionary definitions for sugar of lead

sugar of lead

noun
  1. another name for lead acetate
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