anglesite

noun
an·​gle·​site | \ ˈaŋ-gəl-ˌsīt How to pronounce anglesite (audio) , -glə- \

Definition of anglesite

: a mineral consisting of lead sulfate formed by the oxidation of galena

First Known Use of anglesite

circa 1837, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for anglesite

French anglésite, from Anglesey Island, Wales

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“Anglesite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anglesite. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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