noun me·lac·o·nite \mə̇ˈlakəˌnīt\

Definition of melaconite



  1. :  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) — more at incinerate

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to criticize severely

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