noun (1)
church·​ite | \ -ˌchīt, usually -īt+V \
plural -s

Definition of churchite

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a church supporter or advocate


noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of churchite (Entry 2 of 2)

: a mineral (Ce,Ca) (PO4).2H2O consisting of a hydrous cerium calcium phosphate occurring in thin drusy crusts of small light gray to pink crystals (specific gravity 3.1)

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First Known Use of churchite

Noun (1)

1791, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for churchite

Noun (1)

church entry 1 + -ite

Noun (2)

Arthur H. Church †1915 English chemist + English -ite

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“Churchite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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