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  • n. A hydrated calcium nitrate mineral that forms as an efflorescence where manure contacts concrete or limestone in a dry environment, as in stables or caverns.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Nitrate of calcium, a substance having a grayish white color, occuring in efflorescences on old walls, and in limestone caves, especially where there exists decaying animal matter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Native nitrate of calcium.

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

  • n. the mineral form of calcium nitrate


nitro- +‎ calcite (Wiktionary)


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