ceruse[sir′o̵̅o̅s′, sə ro̵̅o̅s′]
- white lead
- a former cosmetic containing white lead
Origin of ceruseOld French ; from Classical Latin cerussa ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Classical Greek an unverified form kēroessa, waxlike ; from kēros, wax
A white lead pigment, sometimes used in cosmetics.
Origin of ceruseMiddle English, from Old French, from Latin cērussa.