Definition of plumbeous in English:


Line breaks: plum|be¦ous
Pronunciation: /ˈplʌmbɪəs


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


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

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