cebollite

noun

ce·​bol·​lite
(ˈ)sē¦bȯiˌ(y)īt,
ˈsebəˌlīt
plural -s
: a mineral H2Ca4Al2Si3O16 consisting of hydrous calcium aluminum silicate occurring in greenish to white fibrous aggregates (hardness 5, specific gravity 3)

Word History

Etymology

Cebolla Creek, Gunnison county, Colorado + English -ite

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“Cebollite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cebollite. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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