ilmenite

noun
il·​men·​ite | \ ˈil-mə-ˌnīt How to pronounce ilmenite (audio) \

Definition of ilmenite

: a usually massive iron-black mineral that consists of an oxide of iron and titanium and that is a major titanium ore

First Known Use of ilmenite

circa 1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ilmenite

German Ilmenit, from Ilmen range, Ural Mountains, Russia

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“Ilmenite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ilmenite. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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