calcimine

or kal·so·mine

[ kal-suh-mahyn, -min ]
/ ˈkæl səˌmaɪn, -mɪn /

noun

a white or tinted wash for walls, ceilings, etc.

verb (used with object), cal·ci·mined, cal·ci·min·ing.

to wash or cover with calcimine.

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Origin of calcimine

First recorded in 1860–65; calci- + (kalso)mine

OTHER WORDS FROM calcimine

cal·ci·min·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for calcimine

calcimine

kalsomine

/ (ˈkælsɪˌmaɪn, -mɪn) /

noun

a white or pale tinted wash for walls

verb

(tr) to cover with calcimine

Word Origin for calcimine

C19: changed from Kalsomine, a trademark
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