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chalybeate

Syllabification: cha·lyb·e·ate
Pronunciation: /kəˈlēbēət, -ˈlib-
 
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Definition of chalybeate in English:

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'.

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