melaconite

noun

me·​lac·​o·​nite
mə̇ˈlakəˌnīt
plural -s
: an earthy black massive variety of tenorite

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Melaconite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melaconite. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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