plural -s
: a mineral consisting of a tantalo-niobate (as of yttrium, erbium, or uranium) occurring in reddish brown rectangular prisms

Word History


French ampangabéite, from Ampangabé, Madagascar, its locality + French -ite

First Known Use

circa 1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ampangabeite was circa 1912

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“Ampangabeite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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