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


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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