noun (1)
pi·​nite | \ ˈpēˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of pinite

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a compact mineral of a dull grayish, green, or brownish color that is essentially muscovite derived from the alteration of other minerals (as cordierite)


noun (2)
pi·​nite | \ ˈpīˌnīt \
plural -s

Definition of pinite (Entry 2 of 2)

: a fossil wood referred to the family Pinaceae (as to the form genera Pinites and Pinoxylon) and usually resembling that of the recent pines

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History and Etymology for pinite

Noun (1)

German pinit, from the Pini mine, Saxony, Germany + German -it -ite

Noun (2)

New Latin Pinites, form genus of fossil pines, from Pinus + -ites

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“Pinite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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