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A lead sulfate mineral, PbSO4, occurring in colorless or tinted crystals and formed by the weathering of lead ore.
(Minerals) a white or grey secondary mineral consisting of lead sulphate in orthorhombic crystalline form. It occurs in lead-ore deposits and is a source of lead. Formula: PbSO4
[C19: from Anglesey, where it was first found]
a mineral, lead sulfate, PbSO4, found in massive deposits and in colorless or variously tinted crystals: a minor ore of lead.
[1830–40; after Anglesey, where it was first found]