cobaltite

noun
co·​balt·​ite | \ ˈkō-ˌbȯl-ˌtīt How to pronounce cobaltite (audio) , kō-ˈbȯl- \
variants: or cobaltine \ ˈkō-​ˌbȯl-​ˌtēn How to pronounce cobaltine (audio) , kō-​ˈbȯl-​ \

Definition of cobaltite

: a grayish to silver-white mineral consisting of a sulfur arsenide of cobalt also containing iron and sometimes nickel and used in pigments

First Known Use of cobaltite

1868, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cobaltite

cobaltite, alteration of cobaltine, from French, from cobalt

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“Cobaltite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cobaltite. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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