Origin of plumbagothe substance was orig. known as black lead graphite
- Bot. leadwort
Origin of plumbagoClassical Latin plumbago ; from plumbum, lead
Origin of plumbagoLatin plumbag&omacron;, lead ore, a kind of plant, from plumbum, lead (the plant perhaps being so called because of the color of its flowers, or of another of its parts, or from the fact that it was used to cure a livid discoloration of the eyelid).
(countable and uncountable, plural plumbagos or plumbagoes)
From Latin plumbÄgÅ, from plumbum (“lead").
Latin plumbago (“lead ore, black lead")