calc-spar

or calc·spar

[ kalk-spahr ]
/ ˈkælkˌspɑr /

noun

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Origin of calc-spar

1815–25; <Swedish kalkspat calc-spar; t>r by association with spar3; see calc-
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British Dictionary definitions for calc-spar

calcspar
/ (ˈkælkˌspɑː) /

noun

another name for calcite

Word Origin for calcspar

C19: partial translation of Swedish kalkspat, from kalk lime (ultimately from Latin calx) + spat spar ³
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