colemanite

noun

cole·​man·​ite ˈkōl-mə-ˌnīt How to pronounce colemanite (audio)
: a colorless or white mineral consisting of a hydrous calcium borate occurring in monoclinic crystals

Word History

Etymology

William T. Coleman †1893 American businessman and mine owner

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of colemanite was in 1884

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“Colemanite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/colemanite. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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