devillite

noun

de·​vil·​lite
dəˈvēˌlīt,
-viˌ-
plural -s
: a mineral Cu4Ca(SO4)2(OH)6.3H2O consisting of a hydrous basic sulfate of copper and calcium found in Cornwall and elsewhere in dark green 6-sided platy crystals

Word History

Etymology

French devilline devillite (from Henri Étienne Sainte-Claire Deville †1881 French chemist + French -ine) + English -ite

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“Devillite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/devillite. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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