plumbago

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin plumbāgō (type of lead ore), from plumbum (lead).

Plumbago

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Noun[edit]

plumbago (countable and uncountable, plural plumbagos or plumbagoes)

  1. (botany) A plant of the genus Plumbago; leadwort. [from 17th c.]
  2. (mineralogy, now chiefly historical) Graphite. [from 18th c.]

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Further reading[edit]

  • David Barthelmy (1997–2021) , “Plumbago”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database.
  • plumbago”, in Mindat.org[1], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2021.

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin plumbāgō. See also plombagine.

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Noun[edit]

plumbago m (plural plumbagos)

  1. (botany) plumbago

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

plumbum (lead) +‎ -āgō

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Noun[edit]

plumbāgō f (genitive plumbāginis); third declension

  1. graphite
  2. the color of graphite
  3. leadwort

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative plumbāgō plumbāginēs
Genitive plumbāginis plumbāginum
Dative plumbāginī plumbāginibus
Accusative plumbāginem plumbāginēs
Ablative plumbāgine plumbāginibus
Vocative plumbāgō plumbāginēs

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References[edit]

  • plumbago in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • plumbago in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette