anglesite

noun

an·​gle·​site ˈaŋ-gəl-ˌsīt How to pronounce anglesite (audio)
-glə-
: a mineral consisting of lead sulfate formed by the oxidation of galena

Word History

Etymology

French anglésite, from Anglesey Island, Wales

First Known Use

circa 1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anglesite was circa 1837

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Cite this Entry

“Anglesite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anglesite. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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