safflorite

noun saf·flor·ite \ˈsafləˌrīt\

Definition of safflorite

plural

-s

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of safflorite

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


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