plural -s
: a mineral NaFe(SO4)2·6H2O consisting of a hydrous sodium ferric sulfate

Word History


probably from French, from Tierra Amarilla, Atacama province, Chile + French -ite

First Known Use

1936, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amarillite was in 1936

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“Amarillite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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