plural -s
: a mineral supposedly Ca7Pb2H10(SO4)2(SiO4)6 consisting of an acid lead calcium silicate and sulfate occurring in white crystalline masses (hardness 3, specific gravity 3.4)

Word History


Washington A. Roebling †1926 American civil engineer + English -ite

First Known Use

1897, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of roeblingite was in 1897

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“Roeblingite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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