plural -s
: a rare mineral (Zn,Fe)SO4.6H2O consisting of hydrous sulfate of zinc and iron occurring as white crystalline crusts

Word History


Italian, from Angelo Bianchi, born 1892 Italian mineralogist + Italian -ite

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“Bianchite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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