badde·​ley·​ite | \ ˈbad(ᵊ)lēˌīt \
plural -s

Definition of baddeleyite

: a mineral ZrO2 consisting of zirconium oxide occuring in colorless, yellow, brown, or black tabular crystals

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First Known Use of baddeleyite

1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for baddeleyite

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

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“Baddeleyite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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