noun daw·son·ite \ˈdȯsənˌīt\

Definition of dawsonite



  1. :  a mineral NaAl(CO3)(OH)2 consisting of a basic aluminum sodium carbonate occurring in white bladed crystals (specific gravity 2.40)

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Origin and Etymology of dawsonite

Sir John W. Dawson †1899 Canadian geologist + English -ite

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to cast off or become cast off

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