nitrocalcite

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nitrocalcite the mineral form of calcium nitrate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Nitrocalcite (Min) Nitrate of calcium, a substance having a grayish white color, occuring in efflorescences on old walls, and in limestone caves, especially where there exists decaying animal matter.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nitrocalcite Native nitrate of calcium. It occurs as a pulverulent efflorescence on old walls and limestone rocks, has a sharp bitter taste, and is of a grayishwhite color.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Nitro-, + calcite,