columbite

noun
co·​lum·​bite | \ kə-ˈləm-ˌbīt How to pronounce columbite (audio) , ˈkä-ləm- How to pronounce columbite (audio) \

Definition of columbite

: a black mineral consisting mostly of iron and niobium

First Known Use of columbite

1805, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for columbite

New Latin columbium

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“Columbite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/columbite. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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