noun bar·ber·ton·ite \-tənˌīt, -təˌnīt\

Definition of barbertonite



  1. :  a mineral Mg6Cr2(OH)16(CO3)‧4H2O consisting of a hydrous basic carbonate of magnesium and chromium

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Origin and Etymology of barbertonite

Barberton + English -ite

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a trip made at another's expense

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