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containing iron or iron rust; called also chalybeate.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Obsolete term for impregnated with or containing iron salts and for a therapeutic agent containing iron.
[G. chalyps (chalyb-), steel]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


(kə-lĭb′ē-ĭt, -lē′bē-)
1. Impregnated with or containing salts of iron.
2. Tasting like iron, as water from a mineral spring.
Water or medicine containing iron in solution.
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(John Henry Metcalfe), casting the proposed removal of the trees in an even broader historical light, journeyed back to 1734 when the Honorable Susanna Noel bequeathed the property including the chalybeate water to the poor: Now that the charming avenue of limes in Well-walk is again threatened with destruction, I venture once more to refer to the terms of the grant of the land known as the Wells Charity Estate and to ask if the intentions of the noble and generous donor of the "well of medicinal waters," and the six acres of heath ground encompassing it, to the "poor" of Hampstead, are to receive any attention or consideration whatever....
MacNeil (1946) proposed the Chalybeate Limestone Member to include the Clayton facies containing sand and limestone verses the chalk facies further south in its outcrop belt.
Mystery has surrounded the natural spring - known as the Chalybeate, for over 200 years.
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Llandrindod boasts its own lake, albeit much smaller, and over at Rock Pool people can still sample the sulphur-tasting chalybeate water that once drew so many.
We, however, were keen to take a look around the town and headed down the hill to The Pantiles, its two-tiered colonnaded Georgian shopping quarter adjacent to the Chalybeate Spring that made the town famous.
The site, bounded by Upper Duke Street and Upper Parliament Street, Gambier Terrace and Great George Street, had been strolled by ladies in their finery drawn to the chalybeate spring on the east side, apparently efficacious in the treatment of eye complaint, nervous disorders and rheumatism.
In 1684 a chalybeate spring was discovered on the hills above the village.
The chalybeate spring - named after the iron salts it contains - quickly became recognised for its healing qualities.
It was a village with very large and elegantly-furnished inns in an area "highly celebrated for its sulphureted and chalybeate spas which are situated in the romantic and picturesque vale of the Irthing.