aloisiite

noun

alo·​isi·​ite
ˌaləˈwiˌshīt,
-wis(h)ēˌīt
plural -s
: a mineral consisting of hydrous subsilicate of calcium, ferrous iron, magnesium, and sodium occurring in amorphous brown-to-violet masses

Word History

Etymology

Prince Luigi (Aloisius) Amedeo †1933 duke of the Abruzzi + English -ite

First Known Use

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aloisiite was in 1909

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“Aloisiite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aloisiite. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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