breunnerite

noun
breun·​ner·​ite | \ ˈbrȯinəˌrīt, ˈbru̇n- \
plural -s

Definition of breunnerite

1 : a ferruginous dolomite or magnesite
2 : a mineral consisting of the isomorphous system of magnesium, iron, and manganese carbonate (Mg,Fe,Mn)CO3

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

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!

History and Etymology for breunnerite

Count August Breunner (or Breuner)-Enkevoirth †1879 Austrian nobleman and mineral collector + -ite entry 1

Note: Term introduced by the Austrian mineralogist and physicist Wilhelm von Haidinger (1795-1871) in his expanded translation (Treatise on Mineralogy, or the Natural History of the Mineral Kingdom, Edinburgh, 1825, vol. 1, p. 411) of Friedrich Mohs Grundriss der Mineralogie (Dresden, 1822). Breunner was a patron of both Mohs and Haidinger, and traveled with Haidinger to France and England in the 1820’s.

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about breunnerite

Statistics for breunnerite

Cite this Entry

“Breunnerite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/breunnerite. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

Comments on breunnerite

What made you want to look up breunnerite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!