gree·​nock·​ite ˈgrē-nə-ˌkīt How to pronounce greenockite (audio)
: a mineral consisting of native cadmium sulfide occurring especially in yellow translucent hexagonal crystals

Word History


Charles M. Cathcart, Lord Greenock †1859 English soldier

First Known Use

1840, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of greenockite was in 1840

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“Greenockite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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