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kalsomine

[kal-suh-mahyn, -min]
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noun, verb (used with object), kal·so·mined, kal·so·min·ing.
  1. calcimine.
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calcimine

or kal·so·mine

[kal-suh-mahyn, -min]
noun
  1. a white or tinted wash for walls, ceilings, etc.
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verb (used with object), cal·ci·mined, cal·ci·min·ing.
  1. to wash or cover with calcimine.
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Origin of calcimine

First recorded in 1860–65; calci- + (kalso)mine
Related formscal·ci·min·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for kalsomining

Historical Examples

  • The artistic temperament is too high-strung to view such deviations from the natural laws of the art of kalsomining.

    The Voice of the City

    O. Henry

  • It had never been papered, and the walls, with a little touching up, were ready for kalsomining.

    The Idyl of Twin Fires

    Walter Prichard Eaton


British Dictionary definitions for kalsomining

kalsomine

noun, verb
  1. a variant of calcimine
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calcimine

kalsomine

noun
  1. a white or pale tinted wash for walls
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verb
  1. (tr) to cover with calcimine
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Word Origin

C19: changed from Kalsomine, a trademark
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