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

Word History


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

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“Carpholite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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