am·​a·​ran·​tite | \ -ranˌtīt \
plural -s

Definition of amarantite

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

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First Known Use of amarantite

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amarantite

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

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“Amarantite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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