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

Word History


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

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“Safflorite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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