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 covelline (audio) , ˈkō-​və-​ \

Definition of covellite

: a usually blue mineral consisting of a sulfide of copper

First Known Use of covellite

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for covellite

French covelline, from Niccolò Covelli †1829 Italian chemist

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