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 . Also called 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.