ambonite

noun

am·​bon·​ite
ˈambəˌnīt
plural -s
: a mineral consisting of cordierite-bearing hornblende-biotite-andesite

Word History

Etymology

Dutch amboniet, from Ambon, its locality + Dutch -iet -ite

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ambonite was in 1913

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“Ambonite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambonite. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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