columbite

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noun co·lum·bite \kə-ˈləm-ˌbīt, ˈkä-ləm-\

Definition of columbite

  1. :  a black mineral consisting mostly of iron and niobium

Origin and Etymology of columbite

New Latin columbium


First Known Use: 1805


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