co·​lum·​bite kə-ˈləm-ˌbīt How to pronounce columbite (audio) ˈkä-ləm- How to pronounce columbite (audio)
: a black mineral consisting mostly of iron and niobium

Word History


New Latin columbium

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of columbite was in 1805

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“Columbite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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