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

  • noun A pink, odorless, tasteless powder of zinc oxide with a small amount of ferric oxide, dissolved in mineral oils and used in skin lotions.
  • noun An alloy composed of lead, tin, and zinc.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An alkaloid contained in the rhizome of sweet-flag, Acorus Calamus, and found to be identical with choline.

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

  • noun (min.) A mineral, the hydrous silicate of zinc.

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

  • noun A pale pink powdered form of zinc oxide used in skin lotions
  • noun The zinc silicate mineral hemimorphite

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a white mineral; a common ore of zinc

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from Medieval Latin calamīna, alteration of Latin cadmīa; see cadmium.]

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French calamine, Latin calamina.

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