caledonite

noun

cal·​e·​do·​nite
ˌkaləˈdōˌnīt
plural -s
: a mineral Cu2Pb5(SO4)3(CO3)(HO)6 consisting of basic copper lead sulfate occurring in minute green crystals

Word History

Etymology

French calédonite, from Latin Caledonia Scotland, its locality + French -ite

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“Caledonite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caledonite. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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