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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 min·i·um n.  Chem. A heavy, brilliant red pigment, consisting of an oxide of lead, Pb3O4, obtained by exposing lead or massicot to a gentle and continued heat in the air.  It is used as a cement, as a paint, and in the manufacture of flint glass.  Called also red lead, lead tetroxide, lead orthoplumbate, mineral orange, mineral red, Paris red, Saturn red, and less definitively, lead oxide.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a reddish oxide of lead (Pb3O4) used as a pigment in paints
          and in glass and ceramics [syn: red lead]