ambrosine

noun

am·​bro·​sine
-ˌzēn
plural -s
: a resinous hydrocarbon mineral that is a variety of amber

Word History

Etymology

amb(er) + -rosine (alteration of rosin)

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ambrosine was in 1870

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“Ambrosine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambrosine. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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