variants or less commonly asbolan
or asbolane
plural -s
: an earthy mineral aggregate containing manganese and cobalt oxides

Word History


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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“Asbolite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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