noun me·lan·ter·ite \mə̇ˈlantəˌrīt\

Definition of melanterite



  1. :  native copperas FeSo4.7H2O that is isomorphous with kirovite and pisanite

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Origin and Etymology of melanterite

German melanterit, from French mélantérie melanterite (from New Latin melanteria, from Greek melantēria pigment used for blacking shoes, from melan- + tērein to watch, preserve, keep + -ia -y) + German -it -ite

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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