plural -s
: an olive green orthorhombic mineral Cu2(PO4)(OH) consisting of a basic copper phosphate and occurring in small prismatic crystals or in globular or reniform masses (hardness 4, specific gravity 3.6–3.8)

Word History


German libethenit, from Libethen, Czechoslovakia + German -it -ite

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“Libethenite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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