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Plumbeous

[pləmbēəs]

Part of speech: adjective

1.

Similar in appearance to lead

2.

Having a drab grey color

3.

Treated with a lead glaze

Examples of Plumbeous in a sentence

"The plumbeous facade of the building was less than inviting."

"I created a plumbeous art piece to represent the dreariness and hardship experienced by many."

About Plumbeous

Birdwatchers will recognize the word plumbeous from the name of a distinctive bird found in North America, the plumbeous vireo. Featuring lead-grey feathers, this variation of the vireo is found ranging from Montana to the Pacific coast of Mexico.

Did you Know?

Lead glaze is often used in pottery in order to render the ceramic impervious to liquids.

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