sugar of lead

[ led ]
/ lɛd /
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noun Chemistry.


Nearby words

  1. sugar gum,
  2. sugar loaf,
  3. sugar loaf mountain,
  4. sugar mama,
  5. sugar maple,
  6. sugar of milk,
  7. sugar orchard,
  8. sugar palm,
  9. sugar pea,
  10. sugar pie

Origin of sugar of lead

First recorded in 1655–65

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Examples from the Web for sugar of lead

  • 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

/ (lɛd) /

noun

another name for lead acetate
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