noun bro·chant·ite \brōˈshänˌtīt\

Definition of brochantite



  1. :  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)

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Origin and Etymology of brochantite

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

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to cast off or become cast off

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