brochantite

noun

bro·​chant·​ite
brōˈshänˌtīt
plural -s
: a mineral Cu4SO4(OH)6 consisting of a basic copper sulfate occurring in emerald-green orthorhombic crystals or massive (hardness 3.5–4, specific gravity 3.91)

Word History

Etymology

A. J. F. M. Brochant de Villiers †1840 French geologist + English -ite

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“Brochantite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brochantite. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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