from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Impregnated with or containing salts of iron.
- adj. Tasting like iron, as water from a mineral spring.
- n. Water or medicine containing iron in solution.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Flavored with mineral salts
- n. A mineral water that was a voguish general remedy during the 17th-19th century.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Impregnated with salts of iron; having a taste like iron.
- n. Any water, liquid, or medicine, into which iron enters as an ingredient.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Qualified by the presence of iron: applied to a medicine containing iron, and especially to springs and waters impregnated with iron, or holding iron in solution.
- Relating to or characteristic of a spring or medicine containing iron: as, a chalybeate taste; chalybeate effects.
- Steel-blue; chalybeous.
- n. A mineral water or other liquid impregnated with iron.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. containing or impregnated with or tasting of iron
New Latin chalybeātus, from Latin chalybs, steel, from Greek khalups, khalub-, possibly from Khalups sing. of Khalubes, Chalybes, people of Asia Minor famous for their steel.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)