hercynite

noun

her·​cy·​nite
ˈhərsᵊnˌīt
plural -s
: a black mineral FeAl2O4 consisting of an oxide of iron and aluminum and constituting a member of the spinel series

Word History

Etymology

German hercynit, from Latin Hercynia (silva), its locality + German -it -ite

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“Hercynite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hercynite. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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