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melanite

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noun mel·a·nite \ˈme-lə-ˌnīt\

Definition of melanite

  1. :  a black andradite garnet

melanitic

play \ˌme-lə-ˈni-tik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of melanite

German Melanit, from melan-


First Known Use: circa 1807


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