phlog·​o·​pite ˈflä-gə-ˌpīt How to pronounce phlogopite (audio)
: a usually brown to red form of mica

Word History


German Phlogopit, from Greek phlogōpos fiery-looking, from phlog-, phlox + ōps face — more at eye

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of phlogopite was in 1850

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“Phlogopite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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