calcimine

or kal·so·mine

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

Nearby words

  1. calcific,
  2. calcification,
  3. calcified,
  4. calcifuge,
  5. calcify,
  6. calcinable,
  7. calcination,
  8. calcinatory,
  9. calcine,
  10. calcined baryta

Origin of calcimine

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

Related formscal·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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