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calc-spar

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[kalk-spahr]
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noun
  1. calcite.
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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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calcspar

noun
  1. another name for calcite
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Word Origin

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