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plumbeous

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Pronunciation: /ˈplʌmbɪəs
 
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Definition of plumbeous in English:

adjective

1Of or like lead.
Example sentences
  • His nickel plating had worn off in places, revealing the plumbeous alloy beneath.
1.1 Ornithology Of the dull grey colour of lead.
Example sentences
  • The adult Plumbeous Kite is pale ashy grey on the head and upper back.

Origin

late 16th century: from Latin plumbeus 'leaden' (from plumbum 'lead') + -ous.

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