plural -s
: a hydrous ferric sulfate FeSO4(OH)·3H2O of amaranth color

Word History


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

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amarantite was in 1888

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“Amarantite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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