Old French litarge, from Latin lithargyrus, from Ancient Greek λιθαργυρος, from λίθος, stone + αργυρός silver
litharge (countable and uncountable, plural litharges)
- 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.