noun ro·sa·site \ˈrōzəˌsīt, -zəˌzīt\

Definition of rosasite



  1. :  a mineral (Cu,Zn)2(OH)2(CO3) consisting of a basic carbonate of copper and zinc that is probably a zincky malachite

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Origin and Etymology of rosasite

Italian, from Rosas mine, Sulcis, Sardinia, its locality + Italian -ite

First Known Use: 1909

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a trip made at another's expense

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