Definitions for: Calcimine


[n] a water-base paint containing zinc oxide and glue and coloring; used as a wash for walls and ceilings
[v] cover with calcimine, of walls



Webster (1913) Definition: Cal"ci*mine, n. [L. calx, calcis, lime.]
A white or colored wash for the ceiling or other plastering
of a room, consisting of a mixture of clear glue, Paris white
or zinc white, and water. [Also spelt kalsomine.]


Cal"ci*mine, v. t. [imp. &p. p. Calcimined; p. pr.
& vb. n. Calcimining.]
To wash or cover with calcimine; as, to calcimine walls.

See Also: wash, water-base paint, whitewash

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