knebelite

noun

kne·​bel·​ite
ˈnābəˌlīt
plural -s
: a variously colored mineral (Fe,Mn)2SiO4 consisting of iron manganese silicate and occurring especially in Sweden (specific gravity 4.1)

Word History

Etymology

German knebelit, from Karl Ludwig von Knebel †1834 German translator + German -it -ite

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“Knebelite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knebelite. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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