cream of lime

Definition of cream of lime

1 : a scum of calcium carbonate formed on a solution of milk of lime by combination with the carbon dioxide of the air
2 : a mixture of slaked lime and water

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“Cream of lime.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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