limescale

/ (ˈlaɪmskeɪl) /

noun

a flaky deposit left in containers such as kettles by the action of heat on water containing calcium saltsOften shortened to: scale

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Word Origin for limescale

from lime 1 (sense 1) + scale 1 (sense 3)
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