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ceruse

[seer-oos, si-roos] /ˈsɪər us, sɪˈrus/
noun
1.
a pigment composed of white lead.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Latin cērussa
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ceruse

/səˈruːs/
noun
1.
another name for white lead (sense 1)
Word Origin
C14: from Old French céruse, from Latin cērussa, perhaps ultimately from Greek kēros wax
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