babingtonite

noun
bab·​ing·​ton·​ite | \ ˈbabiŋtəˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of babingtonite

: a greenish black mineral Ca2(Fe,Mn)Si5O14OH consisting of a silicate of iron and calcium occurring in triclinic crystals (hardness 5.5–6)

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First Known Use of babingtonite

1824, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for babingtonite

William Babington †1833 English mineralogist + English -ite

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“Babingtonite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/babingtonite. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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