saussurite

noun
saus·​su·​rite | \ ˈsȯsəˌrīt \
plural -s

Definition of saussurite

: a mineral consisting of a tough compact substance that is white, greenish, or grayish, is produced in part at least by alteration of feldspar, and consists chiefly of zoisite or epidote

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Other Words from saussurite

saussuritic \ ¦⸗⸗¦ritik \ adjective

History and Etymology for saussurite

French, from H. Bénédict de Saussure †1799 + French -ite

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“Saussurite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/saussurite. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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