variants or less commonly sassolin
plural -s
: a mineral B(OH)3 consisting of native boric acid and usually occurring in small pearly scales as an incrustation

Word History


sassolite from Sasso, Tuscany, Italy + English -lite; sassolin from G. from Sasso, Italy + connective -l- + German -in -ine

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“Sassolite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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