muckite

noun
muck·​ite | \ ˈməˌkīt, ˈmu̇ˌk- \
plural -s

Definition of muckite

: a yellow resinous hydrocarbon that is a variety of retinite and that is found in a region of central Europe about the upper valley of the Oder river

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History and Etymology for muckite

German muckit, from H. Muck, 19th century German mineralogist, its discoverer + German -it -ite

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“Muckite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muckite. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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