nacrite

noun
na·​crite | \ ˈnāˌkrīt \
plural -s

Definition of nacrite

: a clay mineral Al2Si2O5(OH)4 consisting of hydrous silicate of aluminum and being polymorphous with kaolinite

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History and Etymology for nacrite

French, from nacre + -ite; from its pearly scales

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“Nacrite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nacrite. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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