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 for Calamine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]
     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.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a white mineral; a common ore of zinc [syn: hemimorphite,

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