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n. pl. plum·ba·gos
1. See graphite.
2. See leadwort.

[Latin plumbāgō, 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).]
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n, pl -gos
1. (Plants) any plumbaginaceous plant of the genus Plumbago, of warm regions, having clusters of blue, white, or red flowers. See also leadwort
2. (Elements & Compounds) another name for graphite
[C17: from Latin: lead ore, leadwort, translation of Greek polubdaina lead ore, from polubdos lead]
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(ˈgræf aɪt)

a soft native carbon occurring in black to dark gray foliated masses: used for pencil leads, as a lubricant, as a moderator in nuclear reactors, and for making crucibles and other refractories; plumbago.
[1790–1800; < German Graphit < Greek gráph(ein) to write, draw + German -it -ite1]
gra•phit•ic (grəˈfɪt ɪk) adj.
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Noun1.plumbago - used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactorsplumbago - used as a lubricant and as a moderator in nuclear reactors
pencil lead, lead - mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil
atomic number 6, carbon, C - an abundant nonmetallic tetravalent element occurring in three allotropic forms: amorphous carbon and graphite and diamond; occurs in all organic compounds
pencil - graphite (or a similar substance) used in such a way as to be a medium of communication; "the words were scribbled in pencil"; "this artist's favorite medium is pencil"
2.plumbago - any plumbaginaceous plant of the genus Plumbago
genus Plumbago - shrubs and herbs and woody vines of warm regions: leadwort
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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[plʌmˈbeɪgəʊ] N (plumbagos (pl)) → plombagina f
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nGrafit m, → Graphit m
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References in classic literature ?
Presently she started up, exclaiming that they would be late for breakfast; and they hurried back to the tumble-down house with its pointless porch and unpruned hedge of plumbago and pink geraniums where the Wellands were installed for the winter.
[7] At the cataracts of the great rivers Orinoco, Nile, and Congo, the syenitic rocks are coated by a black substance, appearing as if they had been polished with plumbago. The layer is of extreme thinness; and on analysis by Berzelius it was found to consist of the oxides of manganese and iron.
If you have an area that gets both sun and shade, you might consider blue plumbago, which has green foliage with red tips, as well as blue blooms each fall.
The popular shrub Plumbago auriculata from South Africa grows well too, with blue or white flowers.
couldn't that or get a They had set out aboard the Plumbago Go when the engine of the tiny old motorboat cut out and what Natasha thought would be one of the best days of her life became a disaster.
Michoacan, Mexico: To get to Diana Kennedy's house, outside Zitacuaro, Mexico, about 150 kilometres west of Mexico City, you go up a dirt road jutted with rocks, through two gates, past rock walls overhung with bougainvillea and blue plumbago, pink lilies and darting butterflies, and up a flight of stone steps to an outdoor patio that features two adobe beehive ovens and two solar stoves, one lately arrived from Spanish chef Jose Andres, who also sends them to disaster zones.
Searching for alternative anti-tick products led to this study which had the aim to test the acaricidal effects of Rheedia longifolia Planch and Triana (Clusiaceae), commonly known as "Bacupari", Garcinia xanthochymus Hook f (Clusiaceae), commonly known as "Falso Mangostao", Plumbago scandens L.
Other blue flowers at this time can be found on Ceanothus 'Autumnal Blue' - a hardy evergreen ceanothus packed with sky blue flowers and Ceratostigma willmottianum - the hardy plumbago which produces azure flowers over a long period in autumn.
Herbs like haritaki, amla, jimikand, azadirachta indica, piper nigrum linn, plumbago zeylanica, mesua ferrea and zngiber officinale improve the digestive system and help to fight with constipation, which is the major cause of piles.
In a plant regeneration study of Plumbago rosea, high concentration of ADS (370 [micro]M) was also recommended for the shoot induction [4].
While the Plumbago app is available on the Windows Store, it is specifically designed to be used with the Surface tablet and Surface Pen.