quick lime

quicklime

[kwik-lahym]
noun
lime1 ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English quyk lym, translation Latin calx vīva; see quick, lime1

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quicklime (ˈkwɪkˌlaɪm)
 
n
another name for calcium oxide
 
[C15: from quick (in the archaic sense: living) + lime1]

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