alabandite

noun

al·​a·​ban·​dite
ˌa-lə-ˈban-ˌdīt
plural -s
: manganese sulfide MnS usually in iron-black massive form with cubic cleavage

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alabandite was in 1865

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“Alabandite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alabandite. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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