geyserite

noun

gey·​ser·​ite ˈgī-zə-ˌrīt How to pronounce geyserite (audio)
 British  ˈgā-sə-
: a variety of opal that is deposited around some hot springs and geysers in white or grayish concretions

Examples of geyserite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a breakthrough, Djokic and her team found evidence of a rock called geyserite at the Dresser Formation, according to their study published this week in the journal Nature Communications. Ben Panko, Smithsonian, 11 May 2017

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Word History

Etymology

French geysérite, from geyser, from Icelandic Geysir

First Known Use

circa 1814, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of geyserite was circa 1814

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“Geyserite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geyserite. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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