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noun (1)

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


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noun (2)

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

Word History


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 28 May. 2023.

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