HyperDic: calcite

English > 1 sense of the word calcite:
NOUNsubstancecalcitea common mineral consisting of crystallized calcium carbonate
calcite > pronunciation
Rhymesacolyte ... write: 181 rhymes with ayt...
English > calcite: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA common mineral consisting of crystallized calcium carbonate; a major constituent of limestone.
NarrowerIceland sparA transparent calcite found in Iceland and used in polarizing microscopes
alabaster, oriental alabaster, onyx marble, Mexican onyxA hard compact kind of calcite
chalkA soft whitish calcite
BroadersparAny of various nonmetallic minerals (calcite or feldspar) that are light in color and transparent or translucent and cleavable
Substance oflimestoneA sedimentary rock consisting mainly of calcium that was deposited by the remains of marine animals
Substancescalcium carbonateA salt found in nature as chalk or calcite or aragonite or limestone
Adjectivescalciticof or relating to or containing calcite

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