willemite


wil·lem·ite

noun \ˈwi-lə-ˌmīt\

Definition of WILLEMITE

:  a mineral of varying color consisting of a silicate of zinc and occurring especially in massive or granular forms

Origin of WILLEMITE

German Willemit, from Willem (William) I †1843 king of the Netherlands
First Known Use: circa 1841

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