Aequeosalinocalcalinosetaceoaluminosocupreovitriolic

This is a relative short one. Aequeosalinocalcalinosetaceoaluminosocupreovitriolic has 52 letters and was coined by Dr. Edward Strother (1635-1737) to describe the spa waters at Bath, England.

 The word is composed of the following elements:

  • Aequeo: equal (Latin, aequo)
  • Salino: containing salt (Latin, salinus)
  • Calcalino: calcium (Latin, calx)
  • Ceraceo: waxy (Latin, cera)
  • Aluminoso: alumina (Latin)
  • Cupreo: from “copper”
  • Vitriolic: resembling vitriol
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