from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation calorie (mean calorie)
  • abbreviation calorie (small calorie)

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An abbreviation of calory;
  • of calcium;
  • of calender;
  • of calomel.
  • noun An abbreviation of California.
  • noun A Cornish miners' name for the mineral wolfram or wolframite.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Cornish Mines) Wolfram, an ore of tungsten.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Abbreviation of calorie.
  • noun mining, archaic, UK, dialect, Cornish wolfram, an ore of tungsten


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