Calcar



a spur or spurlike process.
a reverberatory furnace for preparing frit.
Historical Examples

A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure
Animal Life of the British Isles Edward Step
Marvels of Pond-life Henry J. Slack
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

noun (pl) calcaria (kælˈkɛərɪə)
a spur or spurlike process, as on the leg of a bird or the corolla of a flower

calcar
(kāl’kär’)
A spur or spurlike projection, such as one found on the base of a petal or on the wing or leg of a bird.

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