ceruse

ceruse

[seer-oos, si-roos]
noun
a pigment composed of white lead.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin cērussa

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ceruse (səˈruːs)
 
n
another name for white lead
 
[C14: from Old French céruse, from Latin cērussa, perhaps ultimately from Greek kēros wax]

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