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noun py·rite \ˈpī-ˌrīt\

Definition of pyrite

  1. :  a common mineral that consists of iron disulfide, has a pale brass-yellow color and metallic luster, and is burned in making sulfur dioxide and sulfuric acid

Origin and Etymology of pyrite

Latin pyrites


First Known Use: 1741


PYRITE Defined for English Language Learners

pyrite

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noun py·rite \ˈpī-ˌrīt\

Definition of pyrite for English Language Learners

  • : a common mineral that is shiny and pale yellow in color


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