anim·​i·​kite | \ əˈniməˌkīt \
plural -s

Definition of animikite

: a mineral consisting of a silver antimonide occurring in white or gray granular masses

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First Known Use of animikite

circa 1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for animikite

animiki- (borrowed from a Northwestern Ojibwe cognate of Minnesota Ojibwe animiiki “thunderbird, thunderer“, alluding to Thunder Bay, Lake Superior, Ontario, near which it was discovered) + -ite entry 1

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“Animikite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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