calcium light


noun

a brilliant white light produced by heating lime to incandescence in an oxyhydrogen or other hot flame; limelight.

Nearby words

  1. calcium cyclamate,
  2. calcium fluoride,
  3. calcium gluconate,
  4. calcium hydroxide,
  5. calcium hypochlorite,
  6. calcium metasilicate,
  7. calcium nitrate,
  8. calcium oxalate,
  9. calcium oxide,
  10. calcium oxychloride

Origin of calcium light

First recorded in 1860–65

Also called oxycalcium light.

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British Dictionary definitions for calcium light

calcium light

noun

another name for limelight
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