pent·​land·​ite ˈpent-lən-ˌdīt How to pronounce pentlandite (audio)
: a bronzy yellow mineral that is an isometric nickel iron sulfide and the principal ore of nickel

Word History


French, from Joseph Pentland †1873 Irish scientist

First Known Use

circa 1858, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pentlandite was circa 1858

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“Pentlandite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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