Definition of bournonite
: a mineral PbCuSbS3 consisting of a steel-gray or black metallic-looking sulfide of antimony, lead, and copper occurring in orthorhombic crystals, and also massive — see wheel ore
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Origin and Etymology of bournonite
Count J. L. de Bournon †1825 French mineralogist + English -ite
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up bournonite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).