ankerite

noun

an·​ker·​ite ˈaŋ-kə-ˌrīt How to pronounce ankerite (audio)
: a yellowish to brown mineral consisting of a carbonate of calcium and iron

Word History

Etymology

German Ankerit, from M. J. Anker †1843 Austrian mineralogist

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ankerite was in 1825

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“Ankerite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ankerite. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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