Definition of calamine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkæləmaɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkæləmaɪn//
(also calamine lotion) [uncountable]
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a pink liquid that you put on burnt or sore skin to make it less painful Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin calamina, alteration of Latin cadmia ‘calamine’, from Greek kadmeia (gē) ‘Cadmean (earth)’, from Kadmos ‘Cadmus’, the founder of Thebes in Greek mythology.
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