- containing salts of iron
- tasting like iron
Origin of chalybeateModern Latin chalybeatus ; from Classical Latin chalybs ; from Classical Greek chalyps, steel (after Chalybes, name of a people in Pontus noted for their steel) + -ate
a chalybeate liquid or medicine
- Impregnated with or containing salts of iron.
- Tasting like iron, as water from a mineral spring.
Water or medicine containing iron in solution.
Origin of chalybeateNew Latin chalybeatus, from Latin chalybs, steel, from Greek khalups, khalub-, possibly from Khalups sing. of Khalubes, Chalybes, people of Asia Minor famous for their steel.
(comparative more chalybeate, superlative most chalybeate)
- Flavored with mineral salts
- A mineral water that was a voguish general remedy during the 17th-19th century.