Calcar meaning

kălkär
A spur or spurlike projection, such as one found on the base of a petal or on the wing or leg of a bird.
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A furnace formerly used in glassmaking for calcination of materials into frit.
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(bot.) A hollow projection or nectar spur, as at the base of a corolla.
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(ornithology) A spur on a bird's wing or leg.
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A spur or spurlike projection, such as one found on the base of a petal or on the wing or leg of a bird.
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A spur or spurlike projection, such as one found on the base of a petal or on the wing or leg of a bird.
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A small oven or furnace, used for the calcination of sand and potash, and converting them into frit.
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(botany, anatomy) A spur-like projection.
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Origin of calcar

  • Italian calcara from Late Latin calcāria (fornāx) lime(-kiln) from Latin feminine of calcārius of lime calcareous

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin spur from calx calc- heel

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Italian calcara (“lime-kiln”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From the Latin calcar (“spur”).

    From Wiktionary