boulangerite

noun

bou·​lan·​ger·​ite
büˈlanjəˌrīt
plural -s
: a bluish gray metallic-looking mineral Pb5Sb4S11 consisting of antimony lead sulfide occurring usually in plumose masses (hardness 2.5–3, specific gravity 5.75–6.0)

Word History

Etymology

German boulangerit, from C.L. Boulanger †1849 French mining engineer + German -it -ite

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“Boulangerite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boulangerite. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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