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Word Origin and History for calor

Calor

n.

proprietary name for a type of liquid gas sold in Britain, 1936, from Latin calor, literally "heat" (see calorie).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for calor

Historical Examples

  • Not until they had reached the outskirts of Calor did they find what had happened.

    The Flaming Mountain

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • Montoya stared through the window at the tiny harbor of Calor.

    The Flaming Mountain

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • "Maybe to Calor, for shopping or sightseeing," Scotty replied.

    The Flaming Mountain

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • They must persuade the fishermen to load their families and villagers, then come to Calor.

    The Flaming Mountain

    Harold Leland Goodwin

  • He had muttered something about going into Calor for a supply of cigars.

    The Flaming Mountain

    Harold Leland Goodwin


calor in Medicine

calor

(kălôr, -ər, kālôr)
n.
  1. The bodily heat indicating an inflammation.
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