descloizite

noun

des·​cloi·​zite
dāˈklȯiˌzīt,
də̇ˈ-
plural -s
: a mineral (ZnCu)Pb(VO4)(OH) consisting of a basic vanadate chiefly of lead and zinc and varying in color from cherry red to brown and black (hardness 3.5, specific gravity 5.9–6.2)

Word History

Etymology

French descloizite, from A.L.O.L. Des Cloizeaux †1897 French mineralogist + French -ite

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“Descloizite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/descloizite. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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