asbolite

noun
as·​bo·​lite | \ ˈazbəˌlīt, ˈas-\
variants: or less commonly asbolan \ -​ˌlan \ or asbolane \ -​ˌlān \
plural -s

Definition of asbolite

: an earthy mineral aggregate containing manganese and cobalt oxides

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History and Etymology for asbolite

asbolite, modification (influenced by -ite) of German asbolan, from Greek asbolos soot + German -an -an, -ane; asbolan, asbolane from German asbolan; perhaps akin to Gothic azgo ash

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