cahnite

noun
cahn·​ite | \ˈkäˌnīt\
plural -s

Definition of cahnite 

: a mineral Ca2B(OH)4(AsO4) consisting of hydrous calcium boroarsenate occurring in white sphenoidal crystals

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 cahnite

Lazard Cahn †1940 American mineral collector who first recognized it + English -ite

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about cahnite

Dictionary Entries near cahnite

cahier

Cahinnio

Cahita

cahnite

Cahokia Mounds

cahoot

Cahors

Statistics for cahnite

Look-up Popularity

Comments on cahnite

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a typical or ideal example

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

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!