asbolite

noun as·bo·lite \ˈazbəˌlīt, ˈas-\
variants: less commonly

asbolan

\-ˌlan\ or

asbolane

\-ˌlān\

Definition of asbolite

plural

-s

  1. :  an earthy mineral aggregate containing manganese and cobalt oxides

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at ash


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