plural -s
: a mineral Ca4Mn4Si5O20.4H2O consisting of a hydrous calcium manganese silicate occurring in small brown orthorhombic crystals (hardness 4.5–5, specific gravity 3)

Word History


Oriente, province in eastern Cuba, its locality, + English -ite

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“Orientite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orientite. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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