Definition of hambergite
: a mineral Be2(OH)BO3 consisting of beryllium borate and occurring as grayish white prismatic crystals (hardness 7.5, specific gravity 2.35)
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!
Origin and Etymology of hambergite
Swedish hambergit, from Axel Hamberg †1933 Swedish mineralogist + Swedish -it -ite
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up hambergite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).