calx

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Calx \Calx\, noun; pl. E. {Calxes}, L. {Calces}. [L. Calx, calcis. limestone; cf. Gr. ? gravel. ?, ?, pebble, Skr. ? gravel, Ir. carraic rock Gael. carraig, W. careg, stone. Cf. {Chalk}.]

1. (Chem.) (a) Quicklime. [Obs.] (b) The substance which remains when a metal or mineral has been subjected to calcination or combustion by heat, and which is, or may be, reduced to a fine powder.

Note: Metallic calxes are now called oxides.

2. Broken and refuse glass, returned to the post.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

calx

noun

1: a white crystalline oxide used in the production of calcium hydroxide [syn: {calcium oxide}, {quicklime}, {lime}, {calx}, {calcined lime}, {fluxing lime}, {unslaked lime}, {burnt lime}]


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