safflorite

noun
saf·​flor·​ite | \ ˈsafləˌrīt \
plural -s

Definition of safflorite

: a mineral CoAs2 that consists of a cobalt arsenide, is isomorphous with loellingite and dimorphous with smaltite, and usually occurs in tin-white masses

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History and Etymology for safflorite

German saflorit, from saflor zaffer (modification—influenced by saflor safflower—of Italian zaffera) + German -it -ite

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“Safflorite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/safflorite. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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