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calc·sparor calc-spar (kălk′spär′)
[Partial translation of Swedish kalkspat : kalk, lime (from Old Swedish kalker, from Middle Low German kalk, from Latin calx, calc-, lime; see calx) + spat, spar (mineral).]
(Minerals) another name for calcite
[C19: partial translation of Swedish kalkspat, from kalk lime (ultimately from Latin calx) + spat spar3]