alunite


al·u·nite

noun \ˈal-yə-ˌnīt, ˈa-lə-\

Definition of ALUNITE

:  a mineral that consists of a hydrous potassium aluminum sulfate and occurs in massive form or in rhombohedral crystals

Origin of ALUNITE

French, from alun alum
First Known Use: 1823

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: alunogen
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Alundum
All Words Near: alunite

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up alunite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).