noun \ˈme-lə-ˌnīt\

Definition of MELANITE

:  a black andradite garnet
mel·a·nit·ic \ˌme-lə-ˈni-tik\ adjective

Origin of MELANITE

German Melanit, from melan-
First Known Use: circa 1807


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