Definition of plombe in US English:

plombe

(also plomb)

noun

  • An inert material used to fill a cavity, originally in a bone, later especially the pleural cavity; a mass of such material.

Origin

Early 20th century. From German Plombe filling, seal, back-formation from plombieren to seal with metal, to fill a cavity from French plomber to fill, to apply lead to.

Pronunciation

plombe

/plɒm/