Definition of chalybeate in English:


Syllabification: cha·lyb·e·ate
Pronunciation: /kəˈlēbēət, -ˈlib-


Of or denoting natural mineral springs containing iron salts.
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  • 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.


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

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