melaconite

noun me·lac·o·nite \ mə̇ˈlakəˌnīt \

Definition of melaconite

plural -s
:an earthy black massive variety of tenorite

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Origin and Etymology of melaconite

alteration (influenced by -ite) of earlier melaconise, from French mélaconise, from méla- mela- + -conise (from Greek konis ashes, dust)


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