eosphorite

noun

eos·​pho·​rite
ēˈäsfəˌrīt
plural -s
: a hydrous aluminum manganese phosphate (Mn,Fe)Al(PO4)(OH)2.H2O occurring in prismatic crystals or massive that is generally rose-pink in color

Word History

Etymology

Greek heōsphoros bringer of dawn, morning star (from heōs, ēōs dawn) + English -ite; from its pink color

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“Eosphorite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eosphorite. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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