Calcimine definition

kălsə-mīn
Whitewash, or whitewash with zinc oxide or other pigments added, formerly used as a coating for plaster walls and ceilings.
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A white or tinted liquid of whiting or zinc white, glue, and water, used as a wash chiefly for plastered surfaces.
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To coat with calcimine.
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A form of whitewash (inexpensive white paint) made from zinc oxide, glue and water, used to coat wooden or plaster surfaces.
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To coat with this substance.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
calcimine
Plural:
calcimines

Origin of calcimine

  • Originally a trademark

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

  • Alteration of kalsomine, after Latin calcis, genitive of calx (“lime”).

    From Wiktionary