an oxide of lead, PbO, used in storage batteries, ceramic cements, paints, etc.
Origin of lithargeOld French litarge ; from Classical Latin lithargyrus ; from Classical Greek lithargyros, spume or foam of silver ; from lithos, a stone + argyros, silver
A yellow lead oxide, PbO, used in storage batteries and glass and as a pigment. Also called lead monoxide, massicot.
Origin of lithargeMiddle English litarge, from Old French, alteration of litargire, from Latin lithargyrus, from Greek litharguros : lithos, stone + arguros, silver (from the production of litharge as a byproduct of the extraction of silver from argentiferous galena); see arg- in Indo-European roots.