chamosite

noun cham·o·site \ˈshaməˌzīt\
variants: or

chamoisite

\-m(w)əˌz-\

Definition of chamosite

plural

-s

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

chamositic

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of chamosite

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


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