langbeinite

noun
lang·​bein·​ite | \ ˈlaŋ-ˌbī-ˌnīt How to pronounce langbeinite (audio) \

Definition of langbeinite

: a mineral that is a sulfate of potassium and magnesium used in the fertilizer industry

First Known Use of langbeinite

circa 1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for langbeinite

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

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“Langbeinite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/langbeinite. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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