mineral orange
minium min"i*um (?; 277), n. [L. minium, an Iberian word, the Romans getting all their cinnabar from Spain; cf. Basque armine['a].] (Chem.) A heavy, brilliant red pigment, consisting of an oxide of lead, {Pb3O4}, obtained by exposing lead or massicot to a gentle and continued heat in the air. It is used as a cement, as a paint, and in the manufacture of flint glass. Called also {red lead}, {lead tetroxide}, {lead orthoplumbate}, {mineral orange}, {mineral red}, {Paris red}, {Saturn red}, and less definitively, {lead oxide}. [1913 Webster]

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