a soft, lead-gray, very heavy, crystalline mineral, lead sulfide, PbS, with a bright metallic luster, that is the chief ore of lead
Origin of galenaL, lead ore, dross of melted lead from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
A gray mineral, essentially PbS, the principal ore of lead.
Origin of galenaLatin galēna lead ore
A city of extreme northwest Illinois on the Mississippi River. It was a prosperous port and the center of a lead-mining region during the 1800s.x
(usually uncountable, plural galenas)
From Latin galena (“dross from smelting lead”), of unknown origin.
- A place name for a number of United States towns and cities.