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Meaning of "kalmia" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD KALMIA

Named after Peter Kalm (1715–79), Swedish botanist and pupil of Linnaeus.
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PRONUNCIATION OF KALMIA

kalmia  [ˈkælmɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF KALMIA

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conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Kalmia is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES KALMIA MEAN IN ENGLISH?

kalmia

Kalmia

Kalmia is a genus of about 8 species of evergreen shrubs from 0.2–5 m tall, in the family Ericaceae. They are native to North America and Cuba. They grow in acidic soils, with different species in wet acid bog habitats and dry, sandy soils. Kalmia was named by Linnaeus to honour his friend the botanist Pehr Kalm, who collected it in eastern North America during the mid-18th century. Earlier Mark Catesby saw it during his travels in Carolina, and after his return to England in 1726, imported seeds. He described it, a costly rarity, in his Natural History of Carolina, as Chamaedaphne foliis tini, that is to say "with leaves like the Laurustinus"; the botanist and plant-collector John Collinson, who had begged some of the shrub from his correspondent John Custis in Virginia, wrote, when his plants flowered, that "I Really Think it exceeds the Laurus Tinus." The leaves are 2–12 cm long, simple lanceolate, and arranged spirally on the stems. The flowers are white, pink or purple, in corymbs of 10-50, reminiscent of Rhododendron flowers but flatter, with a star-like calyx of five conjoined petals; each flower is 1–3 cm diameter.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH KALMIA


academia
ˌækəˈdiːmɪə
Ajmer
ʌdʒˈmɪə
amir
əˈmɪə
anemia
əˈniːmɪə
Bohemia
bəʊˈhiːmɪə
cashmere
ˈkæʃmɪə
Crimea
kraɪˈmɪə
emir
ɛˈmɪə
exophthalmia
ˌɛksɒfˈθælmɪə
holmia
ˈhɒlmɪə
Izmir
ˈɪzmɪə
kashmir
ˈkæʃmɪə
mere
mɪə
ophthalmia
ɒfˈθælmɪə
panophthalmia
ˌpænɒfˈθælmɪə
smear
smɪə
Thirlmere
ˈθɜːlmɪə
Vermeer
vɛəˈmɪə
Windermere
ˈwɪndəˌmɪə
xerophthalmia
ˌzɪərɒfˈθælmɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE KALMIA

kalimba
Kalinin
Kaliningrad
kalinite
Kalisz
Kaliyuga
kallikrein
kallitype
Kalmar
Kalmuck
Kalmuck Republic
Kalmyk
Kalmyk Republic
Kalmykia
kalong
kalpa
kalpak
kalpis
kalsomine

WORDS THAT END LIKE KALMIA

Accademia
amia
anaemia
anosmia
arrhythmia
azoospermia
bulimia
hyperglycaemia
hyperlipidaemia
hypoglycaemia
hypoglycemia
hypothermia
ischemia
lamia
leukaemia
Mesopotamia
mummia
thalassaemia
viremia
zamia

Synonyms and antonyms of kalmia in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «kalmia» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF KALMIA

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Translator English - Chinese

kalmia
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

kalmia
570 millions of speakers

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kalmia
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

kalmia
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

كالميا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Kalmia
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

kalmia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

kalmia
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Translator English - French

kalmia
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kalmia
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kalmia
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カルミア
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

kalmia
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kalmia
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

kalmia
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

kalmia
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

कलमा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Kalmia
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Kalmia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Kalmia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Kalmia
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Kalmia
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

kalmia
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Kalmia
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Kalmia
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

kalmia
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of kalmia

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «KALMIA»

The term «kalmia» is normally little used and occupies the 114.036 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «KALMIA» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about kalmia

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «KALMIA»

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Kalmia: The Laurel
Provides information on the laurel's history, botany, genetics, culture, and propagation, identifies new cultivars and hybrids, and discusses its use in landscaping
Richard A. Jaynes, 1988
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Plants of British Columbia: Scientific and Common Names of ...
Heller [KALMMIC] (western bog- laurel) SY: Kalmia microphylla ssp. occidentalis (Small) Taylor & MacBryde SY: Kalmia microphvlla var. occidentalis (Small) Ebinger SY: Kalmia occidentalis Small SY: Kalmia polifolia ssp. microphylla ...
Hong Qian, K. Klinka, 1998
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Composition of American honeys
Ilex opaca, see Holly. Japanese bamboo, see Bamboo, Japanese. Japanese knotweed, see Bamboo, Japanese. Kalmia latifolia, see Mountain laurel. Knapweed, brown (Centaurea nigra radiata) 356. Knapweed, Russian { Centaurea repens) ...
Jonathan W. White, United States. Dept. of Agriculture, 1962
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Soil Survey Reports
Kalmia fine sandy loam is one of the best general-purpose soils in the county. Land values range from $10 to $30 an acre, depending on farm improvements and distance from towns and transportation lines. Kalmia fine sandy loam, deep ...
‎1925
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Soil survey Audubon county Iowa
Kalmia sand occurs in fairly large areas on the terraces of Flint River and to a less extent along Spring Creek. ... Kalmia sand lies above normal overflow, but part of it which borders Flint River is overflowed during times of high water. Because ...
Thomas H. Benton, Warren Jacob Geib, United States. Bureau of Chemistry and Soils, 1933
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Soil survey
Kalmia sand occurs in fairly large areas on the terraces of Flint River and to a less extent along Spring Creek. ... Kalmia sand lies above normal overflow, out part of it which borders Flint River is overflowed during times of high water. Because ...
United States. Bureau of Soils, United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, United States. Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering, 1939
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The Bradley Bibliography: Dendrology. 1911-12
LXXXVII. pi. 5279. 1861.) □ — Delessert, Benj[amin]. [Symphysia martinicensis.] (In his Icones selectae ... V. 8, pi. 18. 1846.) H. racemosa: Vahl, Martin. (Naturh.- Selsk. Skrivt. VI. 120-121. 1810.) KALMIA Trew, C. J. (In his Plantae selectae ... p.
Charles Sprague Sargent, 1912
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Bulletin
Kalmia. Series. The soils of the Kalmia series have gray sandy surface soils and yellow sandy clay subsoils. They are similar to the Norfolk soils. but occur on terraces, or second bottoms, and are derived from alluvial material. Drainage is ...
‎1919
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Leaders in homœopathic therapeutics
It makes us think of Bryonia, Kalmia and Natrum mur., and Actea (motion), Belladonna (noise), and Chini (touch, especially light touch). It is certainly a very valuable remedy, though not one, so far as known, of very wide range of action.
Eugene Beauharnais Nash, 1901
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Expanded Work of Dr. E.B. Nash
KALMIA LATIFOLIA It seems, so much like Spigelia, and Hering says it follows Spigelia well in heart disease. Both remedies have severe neuralgia of the face, but Kalmia is oftenest right-sided, Spigelia left. Both have pains in eyes, worse on  ...
E. B. Nash, P. Sivaraman, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «KALMIA»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term kalmia is used in the context of the following news items.
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Live Review: Western Mass provides the perfect backdrop for Green …
... baritone sax-tress Kalmia Traver during the band's nearly two-hour set. Highlights of Rubblebucket's set was an extremely energetic rendition ... «Vanyaland, Jul 15»
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Artist Q&A: Rubblebucket
We're an eight-piece band, fronted by Kalmia Turner. There's horns and percussion and synthesizers. Yeah, it's a fun time. EB: So how would ... «The Cluster, Jul 15»
3
Boulder building permits: July 6, 2015
PMT2015-01058 3725 Paonia St.; $725,692.00; Holdings Kalmia; Markel Homes Construction Co.; new two story single-family home ... «Boulder Daily Camera, Jul 15»
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Boulder, Broomfield, Weld home sales: July 6, 2015
William and Lauren Forsythe — 3773 Paonia St., Kalmia Estates Development LLC, $303,400. Sandra Rice — 2227 Canyon Blvd., Apt. 312A, ... «Boulder Daily Camera, Jul 15»
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18 things to do in Boulder County today, July 14, 2015
Reservations required, 11 a.m., Calvary Bible Church, 3245 Kalmia Ave., Boulder; Free; 303-441-0580 or bchlectures.org/bloodpressuree. «Boulder Daily Camera, Jul 15»
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Ridge Lines: 'History is personal'
1947 (April 3): "Alex Houston, local ventriloquist, will be a guest artist on the Kalmia Dairy Safety Club program at the Carolina Theater next ... «BlueRidgeNow.com, Jul 15»
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Who sold what, published July 11, 2015
1424 Kalmia St $1,638,000 5-29-2015 2073 SF 3 BR San Mateo 94402. 1705 Palm Ave 10 $908,000 6-2-2015 1275 SF 2 BR San Mateo ... «San Jose Mercury News, Jul 15»
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Colorado man tosses pie in road rage incident
Memorizing the man's license plate, Raley told officers he called that out to the man, who then drove off, heading north on Kalmia towards 28th ... «13WMAZ, Jul 15»
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Lola had what we want: freedom
Back in the early 1980s, when we lived in the North Park enclave of Burlingame, our next-door neighbor on Kalmia Street was Lola Kraft, ... «U-T San Diego, Jul 15»
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Prince George's County crime report
Kalmia Dr., 15000 block, midnight June 29. Theft from motor vehicle. Main St., 900 block, midnight June 22. Theft from motor vehicle. Marshall ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»

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