erythrite

noun
er·​y·​thrite | \ ˈer-ə-ˌthrīt How to pronounce erythrite (audio) \

Definition of erythrite

: a usually rose-colored mineral consisting of a hydrous cobalt arsenate occurring especially in monoclinic crystals

First Known Use of erythrite

1844, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of erythrite was in 1844

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“Erythrite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erythrite. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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