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See also: calaminé

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EtymologyEdit

From French calamine, from Medieval Latin calamīna, from Latin cadmī̆a, from Ancient Greek κᾰδμείᾱ (kadmeíā), after Κάδμος (Kádmos, Cadmus), mythological founder of Thebes, of Pre-Greek origin.

NounEdit

calamine (uncountable)

  1. A pale pink powdered form of zinc oxide used in skin lotions
  2. The zinc silicate mineral hemimorphite

VerbEdit

calamine (third-person singular simple present calamines, present participle calamining, simple past and past participle calamined)

  1. (transitive) To coat or treat with calamine.

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NounEdit

calamine f (plural calamines)

  1. calamine (zinc oxide or silicate)
  2. Residue of carbon deposited in the cylinders of two-stroke engines

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NounEdit

calamine f

  1. plural of calamina