pigeonite

noun

pi·​geon·​ite ˈpi-jə-ˌnīt How to pronounce pigeonite (audio)
: a monoclinic mineral of the pyroxene group

Word History

Etymology

Pigeon Point, northeast Minnesota + -ite entry 1

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pigeonite was in 1900

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“Pigeonite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pigeonite. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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