Definition of geocerite
: a mineral consisting of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen occurring as a white waxy substance in brown coal
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!
Origin and Etymology of geocerite
geocerite modification (influenced by -ite) of German geozerain, from geo- ge- + Latin cera wax + German -in; geocerain from German geozerain — more at cereous
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up geocerite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).