babingtonite

noun bab·ing·ton·ite \ˈbabiŋtəˌnīt\

Definition of babingtonite

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of babingtonite

William Babington †1833 English mineralogist + English -ite


First Known Use: 1824


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