nesquehonite

noun
nes·​que·​ho·​nite | \ ˌneskwəˈhōˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of nesquehonite

: a mineral MgCO3.3H2O consisting of a colorless hydrous magnesium carbonate in prismatic crystals

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History and Etymology for nesquehonite

Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania + English -ite

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“Nesquehonite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nesquehonite. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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