noun, sometimes capitalized
plural -s

Definition of americanite

: a glassy meteoritic mineral found in a large area of western South America

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First Known Use of americanite

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for americanite

American entry 2 + -ite

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“Americanite.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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