alabandite

noun
al·​a·​ban·​dite | \ ˌa-lə-ˈban-ˌdīt \
plural -s

Definition of alabandite

: manganese sulfide MnS usually in iron-black massive form with cubic cleavage

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First Known Use of alabandite

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alabandite

German alabandit, from Alabanda, town in Turkey, its locality + German -it -ite

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“Alabandite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alabandite. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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