or kal·so·mine

[kal-suh-mahyn, -min]
verb (used with object), cal·ci·mined, cal·ci·min·ing.
  1. to wash or cover with calcimine.

Origin of calcimine

First recorded in 1860–65; calci- + (kalso)mine
Related formscal·ci·min·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for calcimine



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

Word Origin for calcimine

C19: changed from Kalsomine, a trademark
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