glauconite

noun
glau·​co·​nite | \ ˈglȯ-kə-ˌnīt How to pronounce glauconite (audio) \

Definition of glauconite

: a mineral consisting of a dull green earthy iron potassium silicate occurring in greensand

Other Words from glauconite

glauconitic \ ˌglȯ-​kə-​ˈni-​tik How to pronounce glauconite (audio) \ adjective

Examples of glauconite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The greenish material is glauconite … an authigenic mineral that typically forms in marine shelf settings, thought to reflect very slow sedimentation rates. Brian Romans, WIRED, 20 Mar. 2008

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First Known Use of glauconite

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for glauconite

German Glaukonit, irregular from Greek glaukos

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“Glauconite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/glauconite. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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