pigeonite

noun
pi·​geon·​ite | \ ˈpi-jə-ˌnīt How to pronounce pigeonite (audio) \

Definition of pigeonite

: a monoclinic mineral of the pyroxene group

First Known Use of pigeonite

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pigeonite

Pigeon Point, northeast Minnesota + -ite entry 1

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“Pigeonite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pigeonite. Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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