anabohitsite

noun

an·​a·​bo·​hit·​site
ˌanəbōˈhitˌsīt
plural -s
: a variety of olivine-pyroxenite rock containing hypersthene, hornblende, and about 30 percent of ilmenite and magnetite

Word History

Etymology

French anabohitsite, from Anabohitsy, Madagascar, its locality + French -ite

First Known Use

circa 1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anabohitsite was circa 1920

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“Anabohitsite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anabohitsite. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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