cal·​ci·​mine ˈkal-sə-ˌmīn How to pronounce calcimine (audio)
: a white or tinted wash of glue, whiting or zinc white, and water that is used especially on plastered surfaces
calcimine transitive verb

Word History


alteration of kalsomine, of unknown origin

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of calcimine was in 1840

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Cite this Entry

“Calcimine.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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