Definition of chalybeate in English:

Share this entry

chalybeate

Pronunciation: /kəˈlibēət/

adjective

[attributive]
Of or denoting natural mineral springs containing iron salts.
Example sentences
  • One of those ridges spreads its long finger all the way down to where a good path leads to Hartfell Spa, a chalybeate spring contained in its little beehive-shaped shelter.
  • Lord North stopped at the chalybeate springs in 1606 when on a trip from London.
  • The chalybeate spring is located inside the iron railing; and the spring is the reason the first hotel was built in 1826.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from modern Latin chalybeatus, from Latin chalybs, from Greek khalups, khalub- 'steel'.

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.