a white or tinted liquid of whiting or zinc white, glue, and water, used as a wash chiefly for plastered surfaces
Origin of calcimine; from Classical Latin calx: see calcium
to coat with calcimine
Whitewash, or whitewash with zinc oxide or other pigments added, formerly used as a coating for plaster walls and ceilings.
Origin of calcimineOriginally a trademark.
(countable and uncountable, plural calcimines)
(third-person singular simple present calcimines, present participle calcimining, simple past and past participle calcimined)
- To coat with this substance.