plumbago

A type of miniature popular in the late 17thC which was drawn in plumbago, or graphite - the soft, steel-grey to black form of carbon used in lead pencils. Plumbagos are usually larger than other portrait miniatures - around 4-6 in (10-15 cm) high as opposed to 2-3 in (50-75 mm).

Plumbago

Graphite
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Plumbago

(Ceratostigma) This group consists of about eight tender, deciduous perennials and shrubs from eastern Africa and eastern Asia. These plants, commonly known as Plumbagoes, are grown for their attractive fall foliage and pretty, blue flowers. They are excellent for growing in the rock garden or flower border. C. griffithii is a low-growing, semi-eve...
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plumbago

[n] - any plumbaginaceous plant of the genus Plumbago
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Plumbago

PlumĀ·ba'go noun [ Latin , from plumbum lead.] 1. (Min.) Same as Graphite . 2. (Botany) A genus of herbaceous plants with pretty salver-shaped corollas, usually blue or violet; leadwort.
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plumbago

noun any plumbaginaceous plant of the genus Plumbago
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Plumbago

• (n.) Same as Graphite. • (n.) A genus of herbaceous plants with pretty salver-shaped corollas, usually blue or violet; leadwort.
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plumbago

plumbago 1. A crystalline substance said to be found in the root of a certain plant of the Leadwort (Plumbago) family. 2. Graphite; a soft, steel-gray to black, hexagonally crystallized allotrope of carbon with a metallic luster and a greasy feel, used in lead pencils, lubricants, paints, and coatings; which is fabricated into a variety of forms; ...
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plumbago

plumbago (plŭm"bā'gō) : see graphite.
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Plumbago

Plumbago is a genus of plants belonging to the family Plumbaginaceae.
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plumbago

Type: Term Pronunciation: plŭm-bā′gō Synonyms: graphite
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plumbago

Plumbagos are usually larger than other portrait miniatures, around 4-6in (10-15cm) high as opposed to 2-3in (50-75mm).
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Plumbago

Plumbago is a genus of 10-20 species of flowering plants in the family Plumbaginaceae, native to warm temperate to tropical regions of the world. Common names include plumbago and leadwort (names which are also shared by the genus Ceratostigma). The generic name, derived from the Latin words plumbum (`lead`) and agere (`to resemble`), was firs...
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plumbago

graphite
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