Definition of red lead in English:

red lead

noun

  • A red form of lead oxide used as a pigment.

    • ‘Stones and metals fall under the rulership of planets, not signs, but through its association with Mars, Scorpio is often linked with iron, ochre, bloodstone, jasper, red lead or vermilion.’
    • ‘Pigments such as red lead, white lead, Spanish brown, and indigo blue were mixed with water and size (animal skin glue) to make paint.’
    • ‘Imagine this in hand painted red lead, with two doors.’
    • ‘He rolled them in baking grease and then rolled them in red lead, lead oxide.’

Pronunciation:

red lead

/ˈˌred ˈled/