proustite

noun

proust·​ite ˈprü-ˌstīt How to pronounce proustite (audio)
: a mineral that consists of a red sulfide of silver and arsenic and occurs in crystals or massively

Word History

Etymology

French, from Joseph L. Proust †1826 French chemist

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of proustite was in 1835

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“Proustite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/proustite. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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