lorettoite

noun
lo·​ret·​to·​ite | \ ləˈretəˌwīt \
plural -s

Definition of lorettoite

: a mineral Pb7O6Cl2(?) consisting of a lead oxychloride occurring in honey-yellow bladed aggregates (hardness 3, specific gravity 7.6)

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History and Etymology for lorettoite

Loretto, Tennessee + English -ite

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

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