enargite

noun en·ar·gite \ ə̇ˈnärˌjīt , ˈenər- \

Definition of enargite

plural -s
:a grayish black or iron-black copper arsenic sulfide (Cu3AsS4) of metallic luster occurring in small orthorhombic crystals or massive and often containing antimony

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of enargite

German enargit, from Greek enargēs visible (from en in + argēs bright) + German -it -ite; from its cleavage; akin to Greek argos white


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up enargite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a ram's-horn trumpet used in Judaism

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!