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Meaning of PLUMBAGO

Pronunciation:  plum'beygow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any plumbaginaceous plant of the genus Plumbago
  2. [n]  used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors
 

PLUMBAGO is a 8 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: black lead, graphite
 
 See Also: atomic number 6, C, carbon, genus Plumbago, herb, herbaceous plant, lead, pencil lead

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Plum*ba"go\, n. [L., from plumbum lead.]
1. (Min.) Same as {Graphite}.

2. (Bot.) A genus of herbaceous plants with pretty
   salver-shaped corollas, usually blue or violet; leadwort.

 

 

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