Part of speech: adjective
Similar in appearance to lead
Having a drab grey color
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."
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.