chamosite

noun
cham·​o·​site | \ˈshaməˌzīt\
variants: or chamoisite \-​m(w)əˌz-​ \
plural -s

Definition of chamosite 

: a mineral consisting of a greenish gray or black silicate (specific gravity 3–3.4)

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Other Words from chamosite

chamositic \¦⸗⸗¦zitik \ adjective

History and Etymology for chamosite

French, from Chamoson, Chamoison, Valais canton, Switzerland, its locality + French -ite

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