ampelite

noun
am·pe·lite | \ˈampəˌlīt\
plural -s

Definition of ampelite 

1 : a black earth rich in pyrites used by the ancients to kill insects on vines

2 : carbonaceous schist : cannel coal

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Other Words from ampelite

ampelitic \¦ampə¦litik \ adjective

First Known Use of ampelite

circa 1658, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for ampelite

Latin ampelitis, from Greek, from ampelos vine

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