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calc-sinter

[kalk-sin-ter]
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noun Mineralogy.
  1. travertine.

Origin of calc-sinter

From the German word Kalksinter, dating back to 1815–25. See calc-, sinter
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British Dictionary definitions for calcsinter

calcsinter

noun
  1. another name for travertine

Word Origin

C19: from German Kalksinter, from Kalk lime + sinter dross; see chalk, sinter
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