melanterite

noun
me·​lan·​ter·​ite | \ mə̇ˈlantəˌrīt\
plural -s

Definition of melanterite

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

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History and Etymology for 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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