alamosite

noun

al·​a·​mos·​ite
¦a-lə-¦mō-ˌsīt
plural -s
: a monoclinic lead silicate PbSiO3 occurring in white or colorless radiating fibers (hardness 4.5, specific gravity 6.5)

Word History

Etymology

Álamos, Sonora, Mexico, its locality + English -ite

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alamosite was in 1886

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“Alamosite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alamosite. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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