plural -s
: a black or dark gray mineral Pb2Fe2Si2O9 that is a lead iron silicate

Word History


Swedish melanotekit, from melan- + Greek tēkein to melt + Swedish -it -ite; from its fusing to a black glass

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“Melanotekite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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