melaconite

noun
me·​lac·​o·​nite | \ mə̇ˈlakəˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of melaconite

: an earthy black massive variety of tenorite

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History and Etymology for melaconite

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 11 Aug. 2022.

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