alurgite

noun

alur·​gite
əˈlərˌjīt,
ˈalər-
plural -s
: a manganese mica of purplish color

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary alurg- (from Greek halourgēs genuine purple dye, literally, wrought in or by the sea, from hals salt, sea + -ourgēs, from ergon work) + -ite; originally formed as German alurgit

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alurgite was in 1868

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“Alurgite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alurgite. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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