mel·​a·​nite | \ ˈme-lə-ˌnīt How to pronounce melanite (audio) \

Definition of melanite

: a black andradite garnet

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melanitic \ ˌme-​lə-​ˈni-​tik How to pronounce melanitic (audio) \ adjective

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Here are the semifinalists and finalists: COMMUNITY TRACK Finalists: Melanites, by Jennifer Pierre, designs and creates diverse toys, storybooks and games that celebrate brown boyhood. Nancy Dahlberg, miamiherald, "Challenge finalists represent a range of industries," 7 May 2017

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First Known Use of melanite

circa 1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for melanite

German Melanit, from melan-

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The first known use of melanite was circa 1807

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grandiloquent, ostentatious, or bombastic

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