plural -s
: a mineral CuSO4.5H2O consisting of native copper sulfate

called also cyanose

Word History


German chalkanthit, from Latin chalcanthum copper sulfate solution (from Greek chalkanthon, from chalk- chalc- + -anthon, from anthos flower) + -it -ite

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“Chalcanthite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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