carpholite

noun
car·​pho·​lite | \ ˈkärfəˌlīt \
plural -s

Definition of carpholite

: a fibrous mineral MnAl2Si2O6(OH)4 consisting of a hydrous aluminum manganese silicate and occurring in straw-yellow tufts (specific gravity 2.93)

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History and Etymology for carpholite

German karpholith, from Greek karphos dry stalk + German -lith -lite

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“Carpholite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/carpholite. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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