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greenockite

noun gree·nock·ite \ˈgrē-nə-ˌkīt\

Definition of GREENOCKITE

:  a mineral consisting of native cadmium sulfide occurring especially in yellow translucent hexagonal crystals

Origin of GREENOCKITE

Charles M. Cathcart, Lord Greenock †1859 English soldier
First Known Use: 1844

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