mcgovernite

noun, often capitalized M&G mc·gov·ern·ite \məˈgəvə(r)ˌnīt\

Definition of mcgovernite

plural

-s

  1. :  a mineral Mn5(AsO3)2SiO3(OH)2 consisting of a basic silicate and arsenite of manganese that is found at Sterling Hill, New Jersey

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of mcgovernite

J.J. McGovern †1915 American mine foreman + English -ite


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up mcgovernite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!