albertite

noun, sometimes capitalized al·bert·ite \ˈal-bərt-ˌīt\

Definition of albertite

plural

-s

  1. :  a bituminous mineral resembling asphaltum (hardness 1–2, specific gravity 1.097)

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Origin and Etymology of albertite

Albert county, New Brunswick, Canada, its locality + English -ite


First Known Use: 1853


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