|1.||a pink powder consisting of zinc oxide and ferric oxide, (iron(III) oxide), used medicinally in the form of soothing lotions or ointments|
|2.||(US) smithsonite another name for hemimorphite|
|[C17: from Old French, from Medieval Latin calamīna, from Latin cadmīa; see |
calamine cal·a·mine (kāl'ə-mīn', -mĭn)
A pink, odorless, tasteless powder of zinc oxide with a small amount of ferric oxide, dissolved in mineral oils and used in skin lotions.