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Old French litarge, from Latin lithargyrus, from Ancient Greek λιθαργυρος, from λίθος, stone + αργυρός silver

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litharge (countable and uncountable, plural litharges)

  1. Lead monoxide (PbO) a toxic solid formed from the oxidisation of lead in air, and used as a pigment.
    • 1997, Thomas Pynchon, Mason & Dixon:
      From an inner pocket he produces a costly Ramillies Wig, shakes it out in a brisk Cloud of scented Litharge, and claps it on, with a minimum of fuss, over his ascetic’s Crop.

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litharge f (uncountable)

  1. litharge

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