follow Dictionary.com

Why turkey has the same name as Turkey

calcium hydroxide

noun
Also called calcium hydrate.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for calcium-hydroxide

calcium hydroxide

noun
1.
a white crystalline slightly soluble alkali with many uses, esp in cement, water softening, and the neutralization of acid soils. Formula: Ca(OH)2 Also called lime, slaked lime, hydrated lime, calcium hydrate, caustic lime, lime hydrate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for calcium hydroxide

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for calcium

13
18
Scrabble Words With Friends