Definitions

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

  • noun Whitewash, or whitewash with zinc oxide or other pigments added, formerly used as a coating for plaster walls and ceilings.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A superior kind of white or tinted wash for the walls of rooms, ceilings, etc. Incorrectly, kalsomine.
  • To wash or cover with calcimine: as, to calcimine walls. Also, incorrectly, kalsomine.

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

  • noun A white or colored wash for the ceiling or other plastering of a room, consisting of a mixture of clear glue, Paris white or zinc white, and water.
  • transitive verb To wash or cover with calcimine.

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

  • noun A form of whitewash made from zinc oxide, glue and water, used to coat plaster surfaces.
  • verb To coat with this substance

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

  • noun a water-base paint containing zinc oxide and glue and coloring; used as a wash for walls and ceilings
  • verb cover with calcimine

Etymologies

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

[Originally a trademark.]

Examples

  • The matte acrylic will look different and wear longer than the calcimine.

    House Paint

  • They often use calcimine - lime and color - which is beautiful but not always very practical.

    whitewash/sealer/primer

  • The matte acrylic will look different and wear longer than the calcimine.

    House Paint

  • They often use calcimine - lime and color - which is beautiful but not always very practical.

    whitewash/sealer/primer

  • They often use calcimine - lime and color - which is beautiful but not always very practical.

    whitewash/sealer/primer

  • They often use calcimine - lime and color - which is beautiful but not always very practical.

    whitewash/sealer/primer

  • They often use calcimine - lime and color - which is beautiful but not always very practical.

    whitewash/sealer/primer

  • The matte acrylic will look different and wear longer than the calcimine.

    House Paint

  • They often use calcimine - lime and color - which is beautiful but not always very practical.

    whitewash/sealer/primer

  • The matte acrylic will look different and wear longer than the calcimine.

    House Paint

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