noun am·a·ran·tite \-ranˌtīt\

Definition of amarantite



  1. :  a hydrous ferric sulfate FeSO4(OH)·3H2O of amaranth color

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Origin and Etymology of amarantite

International Scientific Vocabulary amarant- (from Latin amarantus amaranth) + -ite; originally formed as German amarantit — more at amaranth

First Known Use: 1888

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a brief usually trivial fact

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