gordonite

noun
gor·​don·​ite | \ ˈgȯ(r)dᵊnˌīt\
plural -s

Definition of gordonite

: a mineral MgAl2(PO4)2(OH)2.8H2O consisting of a hydrous basic phosphate of magnesium and aluminum found near Fairfield, Utah

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!

History and Etymology for gordonite

Samuel G. Gordon, born 1897 American mineralogist + English -ite

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about gordonite

Share gordonite

Dictionary Entries near gordonite

Gordon

gordonia

Gordonia

gordonite

Gordon setter

gordura grass

gore

Statistics for gordonite

Look-up Popularity

Comments on gordonite

What made you want to look up gordonite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a shady place in a garden or forest

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!