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Calamanco
calamander
Calamander wood
Calamar
calamari
calamary
calamata
Calambac
Calambour
Calami
Calamian
Calamiferous
Calamine
calamine lotion
Calamint
Calamintha
Calamintha Acinos
Calamintha Clinopodium
Calamintha grandiflora
Calamintha nepeta
Calamintha nepeta glantulosa
Calamintha sylvatica
Calamist
Calamistrate
Calamistration

Calamin definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

CALAMINE, or CALAMIN, n. Lapis calaminaris, or cadmia fossilis; an ore of zink, much used in the composition of brass. This term is applied both to the siliceous oxyd and the native carbonate of zink. They an scarcely be distinguished by their external characters. They are generally compact, often stalactitic, and sometimes crystalized. Most of the calamines of England and Scotland are said to be carbonates.



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