langbeinite

noun

lang·​bein·​ite ˈlaŋ-ˌbī-ˌnīt How to pronounce langbeinite (audio)
: a mineral that is a sulfate of potassium and magnesium used in the fertilizer industry

Word History

Etymology

German Langbeinit, from A. Langbein, 19th century German industrialist

First Known Use

circa 1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of langbeinite was circa 1897

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Cite this Entry

“Langbeinite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/langbeinite. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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