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calc-spar

or calcspar

[kalk-spahr] /ˈkælkˌspɑr/
noun
1.
Origin of calc-spar
1815-1825
1815-25; < Swedish kalkspat calc-spar; t > r by association with spar3; see calc-
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calcspar

/ˈkælkˌspɑː/
noun
1.
another name for calcite
Word Origin
C19: partial translation of Swedish kalkspat, from kalk lime (ultimately from Latin calx) + spatspar³
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