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 for Minium
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  minium \min"i*um\ (?; 277), n. [L. minium, an Iberian word, the
     Romans getting all their cinnabar from Spain; cf. Basque
     armine['a].] (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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a reddish oxide of lead (Pb3O4) used as a pigment in paints
           and in glass and ceramics [syn: red lead, minium]

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