noun Al·le·gha·ny·ite \ˌaləˈgānēˌīt\

Definition of Alleghanyite



  1. :  a mineral consisting of a pink basic silicate of manganese Mn5Si2O8(OH)2

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Origin and Etymology of alleghanyite

Alleghany county, North Carolina + English -ite

First Known Use: circa 1939

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to cast off or become cast off

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