greenockite

noun
gree·​nock·​ite | \ ˈgrē-nə-ˌkīt How to pronounce greenockite (audio) \

Definition of greenockite

: a mineral consisting of native cadmium sulfide occurring especially in yellow translucent hexagonal crystals

First Known Use of greenockite

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for greenockite

Charles M. Cathcart, Lord Greenock †1859 English soldier

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“Greenockite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/greenockite. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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