ˈhōmˌkwiˌstīt also -ōlm-
plural -s
: a mineral (Na,K,Ca)Li(Mg,Fe)3Al2Si8O22(OH)2 consisting of an alkali and a silicate of iron, magnesium, lithium, and aluminum and related to hornblende

Word History


Swedish hölmquistit, from Persian Johan Hölmquist, Swedish scientist + Swedish -it -ite

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near Holmquistite

Cite this Entry

“Holmquistite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Holmquistite. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!