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Date: 1800-1900
Origin: calamine 'mineral from which zinc is obtained' 1500-1600 French, from Medieval Latin calamina, from Latin cadmia, from Greek, from kadmeios 'of Thebes, city in ancient Greece where the mineral was originally found'

calamine lotion

noun
     
cal‧a‧mine lo‧tion [uncountable]
MH a pink liquid that you put on sore, itchy or sunburned skin to make it less painful

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