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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Calamine  \Cal"a*mine\  (k[a^]l"[.a]*m[imac]n  or  -m[i^]n),  n.  [F. 
  calamine,  LL  calamina,  fr  L.  Cadmia.  See  {Cadmia}.]  (min.) 
  A  mineral,  the  hydrous  silicate  of  zinc. 
 
  Note:  The  name  was  formerly  applied  to  both  the  carbonate  and 
  silicate  of  zinc  each  of  which  is  valuabic  as  an  ore; 
  but  it  is  now  usually  restricted  to  the  latter,  the 
  former  being  called  smithsonite. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  calamine 
  n  :  a  white  mineral;  a  common  ore  of  zinc  [syn:  {hemimorphite}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Calamine,  AR 
  Zip  code(s):  72469 




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