from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consisting of or containing chalk: as, “thy chalky cliffs,”
  • Resembling chalk in any way: as, a chalky taste; a chalky fracture.

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

  • adjective Consisting of, or resembling, chalk; containing chalk.

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

  • adjective Consisting of or containing chalk.
  • adjective Resembling chalk in any way.

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

  • adjective of something having the color of chalk
  • adjective composed of or containing or resembling calcium carbonate or calcite or chalk


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