plural -s
: an apple-green chlorite mineral (Mg, Fe)4Al4Si2O10(OH)8 occurring in foliated hexagonal plates

Word History


alteration (influenced by -ite) of earlier amesine, from James Ames †1883 American mineralogist + English -ine

First Known Use

circa 1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of amesite was circa 1876

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“Amesite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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