plural -s
: a brittle brownish black or steel-gray mineral that consists of manganese silicate and occurs massive and as tetragonal crystals (hardness 6–6.5, specific gravity 4.75–4.82)

Word History


Councilor Braun, 19th century German treasury official + English -ite

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“Braunite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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