noun beek·ite \ˈbē-ˌkīt\

Definition of beekite



  1. :  a pseudomorph of chalcedony after coral or shell

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Origin and Etymology of beekite

Henry Beeke †1837 dean of Bristol, who first called attention to it + English -ite

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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