plural -s
: a mineral (Mn,Fe)4Si3O7(OH,Cl)6 consisting of a pale-brown, gray, or grayish green chiefly basic iron manganese silicate

Word History


German pyrosmalit, from pyr- + osma- (from Greek osmē odor) + -lit -lite; from the odor it gives off before the blowpipe

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“Pyrosmalite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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