babingtonite

noun

bab·​ing·​ton·​ite
ˈbabiŋtəˌnīt
plural -s
: a greenish black mineral Ca2(Fe,Mn)Si5O14OH consisting of a silicate of iron and calcium occurring in triclinic crystals (hardness 5.5–6)

Word History

Etymology

William Babington †1833 English mineralogist + English -ite

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of babingtonite was in 1824

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“Babingtonite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/babingtonite. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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