garnierite

noun

gar·​ni·​er·​ite ˈgär-nē-ə-ˌrīt How to pronounce garnierite (audio)
: a soft mineral consisting of hydrous nickel magnesium silicate and constituting an important ore of nickel

Word History

Etymology

Jules Garnier †1904 French geologist

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of garnierite was in 1875

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“Garnierite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/garnierite. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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