noun mon·a·zite \ˈmä-nə-ˌzīt\

Definition of MONAZITE

:  a yellow to red or brown mineral that is a phosphate of thorium and various rare earth elements and occurs especially in sand and gravel deposits

Origin of MONAZITE

German Monazit, from Greek monazein
First Known Use: 1836


Next Word in the Dictionary: MondayPrevious Word in the Dictionary: monauralAll Words Near: monazite
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears