amesite

noun ames·ite \ˈāmˌzīt\

Definition of amesite

plural

-s

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

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Origin and Etymology of amesite

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


First Known Use: circa 1876


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