chalybeate


1cha·ly·be·ate

adjective \kə-ˈlē-bē-ət, -ˈli-\

Definition of CHALYBEATE

:  impregnated with salts of iron; also :  having a taste due to iron <chalybeate springs>

Origin of CHALYBEATE

probably from New Latin chalybeatus, irregular from Latin chalybs steel, from Greek chalyb-, chalyps, from Chalybes, ancient people in Asia Minor
First Known Use: 1634

2chalybeate

noun

Definition of CHALYBEATE

:  a chalybeate liquid or medicine

First Known Use of CHALYBEATE

1667

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