adamite

noun ad·am·ite \ ˈa-də-ˌmīt \
variants: or less commonly adamine \ˈa-də-ˌmēn\

Definition of adamite

plural -s
:a mineral Zn2(OH)AsO4 consisting of a basic zinc arsenate (hardness 3.5, specific gravity 4.34–4.35)

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Origin and Etymology of adamite

adamite, modification (influenced by -ite) of French adamine, from Gilbert-Joseph Adam †1881 French mineralogist + French -ine; adamine from French


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Adamite

noun Ad·am·ite \ ˈa-də-ˌmīt \

Definition of Adamite

plural -s
1 :a person who imitates Adam in going naked; specifically :a member of any of various ascetic sects noted for practicing ritual nakedness in secret religious assemblies and dispensing with marriage on the basis of having entered a reborn state of heavenly innocence
2 :a descendant of Adam :a human being

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Origin and Etymology of adamite

Adam, the biblical first man + English -ite


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Adamite

adjective Ad·am·ite \ ˈa-də-ˌmīt \

Definition of Adamite

:of, relating to, or descended from Adam

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First Known Use of adamite

1719


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