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plumbeous Syllabification: plum·be·ous
Pronunciation: /ˈpləmbēəs/

Definition of plumbeous in English:


chiefly Ornithology
Of the dull gray color of lead.
Example sentences
  • 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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