covellite

noun

co·​vel·​lite kō-ˈve-ˌlīt How to pronounce covellite (audio)
ˈkō-və-
variants or less commonly covelline
kō-ˈve-ˌlēn How to pronounce covellite (audio)
ˈkō-və-
: a usually blue mineral consisting of a sulfide of copper

Word History

Etymology

French covelline, from Niccolò Covelli †1829 Italian chemist

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of covellite was in 1850

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“Covellite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/covellite. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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