ilmenite

noun

il·​men·​ite ˈil-mə-ˌnīt How to pronounce ilmenite (audio)
: a usually massive iron-black mineral that consists of an oxide of iron and titanium and that is a major titanium ore

Word History

Etymology

German Ilmenit, from Ilmen range, Ural Mountains, Russia

First Known Use

circa 1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ilmenite was circa 1827

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“Ilmenite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ilmenite. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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