plural -s
: a mineral ZrO2 consisting of zirconium oxide occurring in colorless, yellow, brown, or black tabular crystals

Word History


Joseph Baddeley, 19th century Englishman who brought the first specimens from Ceylon + English -ite

First Known Use

1894, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baddeleyite was in 1894

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“Baddeleyite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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