Definition of calcimine in English:


Syllabification: cal·ci·mine
Pronunciation: /ˈkalsəˌmīn
(also kalsomine)


A kind of white or pale blue wash for walls and ceilings.
More example sentences
  • Company records show that hotel maintenance personnel used the pinkish mud to ‘paint,’ or calcimine, many interior walls of the hotel.
  • Calcimine (ordinary dry calcimine used for walls) may be mixed with gasoline and used to dye flowers.
  • How can I tell if there is lead paint or calcimine paint for that matter under the wallpaper?


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Whitewash with calcimine.
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  • Q You don't know that calcimining in closets where it is damp, sometimes changes the entire color?
  • He is a painter by trade and had been engaged in calcimining a basement of a large building for some days previous.
  • The paints are factory tested and do not suffer calcimining, powdering, or decay.


mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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