ambrite

noun
am·brite | \ˈamˌbrīt\
plural -s

Definition of ambrite 

: a fossil resin occurring in large masses in New Zealand

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First Known Use of ambrite

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ambrite

International Scientific Vocabulary amber + -ite; originally formed as German ambrit

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