ampelite

noun am·pe·lite \ˈampəˌlīt\

Definition of ampelite

plural

-s

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

  2. 2 :  carbonaceous schist :  cannel coal

ampelitic

\¦ampə¦litik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of ampelite

Latin ampelitis, from Greek, from ampelos vine


First Known Use: circa 1658


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