plumbago
Graphite Graph"ite, n. [Gr. gra`fein to write: cf. F. graphite. See {Graphic}.] (Min.) Native carbon in hexagonal crystals, also foliated or granular massive, of black color and metallic luster, and so soft as to leave a trace on paper. It is used for pencils (improperly called lead pencils), for crucibles, and as a lubricator, etc. Often called {plumbago} or {black lead}. [1913 Webster]

{Graphite battery} (Elec.), a voltaic battery consisting of zinc and carbon in sulphuric acid, or other exciting liquid. [1913 Webster]


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  • Plumbago — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda ? Plumbago Plumbago auriculata Clasificación científica …   Wikipedia Español

  • Plumbago — Plumbago …   Wikipédia en Français

  • plumbago — (del lat. «plumbāgo, gĭnis», belesa; varias especies del género Plumbago, como Plumbago auriculata) m. *Planta plumbaginácea de flores en espiga blancas o de un hermoso color azul, muy abundantes durante todo el verano …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • plumbago — PLUMBÁGO s.m. Plantă ornamentală din sudul Australiei cu flori albastre. [< lat. plumbago]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 26.07.2005. Sursa: DN  PLUMBÁGO s. m. plantă ornamentală din sudul Australiei, cu flori albastre. (< lat. plumbago) Trimis… …   Dicționar Român

  • plumbago — ● plumbago nom masculin (latin plumbago) Herbe aux fleurs gamopétales de type 5, utilisée en médecine populaire. (Nom usuel dentelaire.) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • plumbago — (n.) graphite, 1784, from L. plumbago a type of lead ore, black lead, from plumbum lead (see PLUMB (Cf. plumb) (n.)); it renders Gk. molybdaina, which was used of yellow lead oxide and also of a type of plant …   Etymology dictionary

  • plumbago — [plum bā′gō] n. pl. plumbagos [L plumbago < plumbum, LEAD2] 1. GRAPHITE 2. Bot. LEADWORT plumbaginous [plumbaj′i nəs] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Plumbago — Plum*ba go, n. [L., from plumbum lead.] 1. (Min.) Same as {Graphite}. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A genus of herbaceous plants with pretty salver shaped corollas, usually blue or violet; leadwort. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plumbāgo — Plumbāgo, 1) (P. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Plumpagineae verae, 5. Kl. 1. Ordn. L.; Kelch röhrig, fünfzähnig, Blumenkrone trichterförmig od. fast präsentirtetierförmig fünflappig, fünf Staubgefäße, unterweibig, an der Basis… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Plumbago — Plumbāgo L., Bleiwurz, Pflanzengattg. der Plumbagineen, Kräuter, selten Sträucher der wärmern Gegenden. Die Wurzeln von P. europaea L. [Abb. 1410] wirken blasenziehend; der Saft von P. toxicarĭa Berth. in Südafrika dient den Kaffern als Pfeilgift …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Plumbago —   [lateinisch], die Pflanzengattung Bleiwurz.   …   Universal-Lexikon

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